Red-necked Grebe – records

Podiceps grisegenaGwyach YddfgochScarce winter visitor. Not recorded between May and August

Earlier records are summarised in Red-necked Grebe 1994

1993 – Single Amroth 17 Feb (JP), Skokholm 30 October, Llys-y-fran 11-31 December (PJP, PT et al)

1994 – One Hook 16 Jan; 2 Gann 27 Nov, one remaining to 31 Dec

1995 – 2 at the Gann 2-7 Jan; one there 19 Nov

1996 – One Llys y fran Res 11 Feb; up to 4 Fishguard Harbour 9-17 Feb; and 3 Gann 17-18 Feb. 3 rescued alive during oil spill and 2 moved into Upper Cleddau Estuary away from the oil. Singles Penberi Res 14-24 Feb; Treginnis 16-30 Feb; Wooltack Point 16 Mar; Gann 16 Mar – 7 Apr; 2 Heathfield GP 9 March. With a minimum of 14 birds involved, this was the largest influx recorded in Pembs to date. Singles Gann 21-22 Nov & 29 Dec.

1997 – Singles Gann 3 Jan – 7 Feb; Newgale 4 Jan; Angle Bay 13 Mar; Skokholm 21 May; Strumble Head 31 Oct; and Fishguard Harbour. 12 – 31 Dec.

1998 – Singles Fishguard Harbour 1 Jan – 1 Mar; Cwm yr Eglwys 6 & 7 Apr; Angle Bay 16 Oct; and Carew-Cresswell in Dec.

1999 – Singles Broad Haven (North) 11 Jan (LL) and 2 Feb (PT)

2000 – One Strumble Hd 8 Nov (CB, GHR et al).

2001 – One Strumble Hd 31 Oct (CB, PM, GHR)

2003 – Singles Strumble Hd 24 Sept (CB, GHR) and Bosherston 11 & 12 Nov (DJA et al).

2004 – One Fishguard Harb 9-28 Dec (AR et al).

2005 – One Teifi Estuary 12 Feb – 14 Mar (JG PN)

2006 – One Angle Bay 26 – 31 Dec (PRH et al).

2007 – All records came from two sites.  2 were at Angle Bay on 6 Jan, a single there on 18 Jan, 4 Feb and 2nd Mar (CH et al).  A single passed Strumble Head on 17 Oct (GHR)

2008 – Only two records this year, both of singles: at Angle Bay on 26 Jan – 6 March (CH et al); and at Carew Millpond 15 Dec to end of year (DGI et al)

2011 – A single bird at Cwm Yr Eglwys from 5th Jan to 1st Feb (SEB) and another at Gann/Dale Roads from 29th Jan until 13th Mar (DJA).

2015 – Single birds at Amroth on 5th Jan and at Angle Bay from 8th – 17th Jan were the only records for the year.

2016 – A single bird at Westfield Pill from 3rd to 12th Nov was the only record received. (top photo)

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

NB. This species was added to WRP Description List on 1st Jan. 2017.

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