Red-crested Pochard – records

Netta rufinaHwyaden GribgochVagrant

Earlier records are listed in Red-crested Pochard 1994

1999Male at Withybush Wood pond 24 Nov – Dec, with metal ring on leg and badly pinioned left wing
2003Female Bosherston 11 Nov – 31 Dec (RJH, DJA et al ),
another female Pembroke Millponds 30 Nov –  31 Dec (JH, PJ, M-YP).
2004Single females Bosherston 1 & 2 Jan (LL, TJP) as 2003
Pembroke Millponds 1 Jan – 26 Mar (JH et al), as 2003
juv Thomas Chapel 6-21 Oct (J & MB).
2007The only record was of a pair at Rosebush Reservoir, 17-20 Feb (PKG, RD)
2010A splendid drake was at Kilpaison on 9 Jan (RC).

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more detail than shown here

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Red-crested Pochard – 1994

Netta rufinaHwyaden GribgochVagrant

Mathew (1894) records a duck shot at Stackpole (no date). This was lodged in the British Museum, which states it is a male presented by Earl Cawdor, is undated and was from Milford Haven (P. Colston pers. comm.). A female was at Bosherston Pools from 9-20 September 1982 (J.W. Donovan et al.).

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

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Red-crested Pochard – 1894

Fuligula rufinaA very rare accidental winter visitor from the south of Europe.

Only one occurrence; Mr. Tracy informed Mr. Dix, that he shot a female Red-crested Pochard at Stackpole, and that Lord Cawdor took it up to London to be identified. The date is not given. This is the bird included in Dr. Gray’s Catalogue of the British birds in the British Museum, and is still in the National Collection at South Kensington. In his ” Handbook of the Rarer British Birds” (pp. 159, 160), Mr. Harting mentions two Pembrokeshire Red-crested Ducks, but we have no doubt that both his entries refer to the same bird, the one killed at Stackpole, which Lord Cawdor presented to the British Museum.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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Netta rufinaHwyaden GribgochVagrant

Red-crested Pochard – 1994

Netta rufina – Hwyaden Gribgoch – Vagrant Mathew (1894) records a duck shot at Stackpole (no date). This was lodged in the British Museum, which states it is a male presented by Earl Cawdor, is undated and was from Milford Haven (P. Colston pers. comm.). A female was at Bosherston Pools from 9-20 September 1982 (J.W. […]