Velvet Scoter – 1994

Melanitta fusca – MOR-HWYADEN GOGLEDD – Winter visitor.

Up to eight are seen most winters in St Bride’s Bay and off Saundersfoot—Amroth, the maximum recorded being 12 off Newgale on 30 December 1988 and 14 passing Strumble Head on 21 October 1991. Also occasionally seen passing Skokholm and Skomer, it has occurred at Newport Bay, Dale Roads, the Cleddau Estuary at Hook, and on fresh water at Bosherston Pools and Slebech Pond.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

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