Black Scoter – 1991-92

A male Black Scoter Melanitta nigra americana was suspected at Newgale on 24th Nov 1991 by Stuart Devonald) and was positively identified on 25th December by David Astins.  It was present until at least 8th February 1992.

Black Scoter has now been recognised as a separate species Melanitta americana.  See article by Martin Garner

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