Velvet Scoter – 1980s winter

Melanitta fusca – MOR-HWYADEN GOGLEDD – Winter visitor.

The BTO winter atlas showed that Velvet Scoters were present in two coastal 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84.

The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents 3-10 birds seen in a day.

They were mostly seen in association with Common Scoters.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

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