Velvet Scoter – 1949

Melanitta fusca fusca

Mathew records six seen Goodwick Bay, 16 Nov 1886; one picked up on the shore at Tenby, Dec 1889; and one other of uncertain date and place. 

H.W.Evans had an immature specimen, shot in Solva harbour.  One adult male, Slebech Mill Pool, 8 Feb 1939 (H.A.Gilbert).  Seen occasionally in Dale Roads (recent records, 7 Dec 1947, 22 Jan 1948)

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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