Goldeneye – 1894

GOLDEN-EYE, Clangula glaucion

A winter visitor; not very common.

Mr. Dix states that a few are seen most winters, but that adult Mallards are rare. In the severe winter of 1880 we saw several in immature plumage, on the Cleddy, below Stone Hall. Two adult Mallards in the National Collection at South Kensington are labelled ” Pembrokeshire,” and were presented by Lord Cawdor. The Golden-eye is often met with on the bays along the coast, in company with Scaups, Pochards, and Tufted Ducks, a few Common Scoters sometimes mingled with them, all diving together in the shallows over some favourite feeding-grounds.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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