Scientific: Gavia arctica

Cymraeg: Trochydd Gyddfddu

Scarce passage/winter visitor to Carmarthen Bay and outer estuaries.

1, from boat in Carmarthen Bay, 15 February.

Singles off Cefn Sidan, 5 March and 29 October; Tywi estuary, off Llansteffan, 18 January. I found dead, Cefn Sidan Sands, 26 October, . Most seen in any year.

1, off Burry Port, 2 February; 2 off Cefn Sidan Sands, 5th, 1, 6th November and 17 December. Inland 1, Blaen Wysg Reservoir (Usk), joint county, 5 January.

3, off Cefn Sidan, 25 February, were most ever seen together in the county, 1 there 28 April. Singles, off Burry Port, 27 November, 23rd; Witchett Pool, 15 December.

Singles, off Burry Port, 13 January, 14 February; off Cefn Sidan, 19 October; off Burry Port, 11 November.

Singles off Morfa Bychan 13th; off Telpyn Point 27 January; off Cefn Sidan 24 February, 16 April; off Telpyn Point 28 December.

There were 2 records of single birds: at Morfa Bychan from 6th February to 7th March and at Burry Port on 3rd December. Last recorded in 1991.

The only record was of 1 at Burry Port on 9th April.

A heavily oiled bird was picked up dead at Wharley Point in late February and 1 was at Pembrey Harbour on 5th March.

There were 2 records of single birds at Telpyn Point on 3rd February and Cefn Sidan on 31st October.

The only record was of 1 at Telpyn Point on 31st January.

There were 4 records of single birds at Telpyn Point on 7th February, 7th March and 28th December and at Salmon Scar on 27th December.

Penclacwydd January 26th (WWT).