Scientific: Aythya collaris

Cymraeg: Hwyaden Dorchog


1, River Tywi, near Dinefwr Castle, 25 January. Presumably the one seen near Dryslwyn, 20 & 27 December, 1981.

Male, first seen with Pochard, Upper Lliedi Reservoir, 10 January, left 17 February, appeared Pownd Twym (Old Castle Pond), Llanelli, 28 February and remained there in company of Tufted Duck, until 21 April. Second record for county. (Record circulating B.B.R.C.).

Drake, Witchett Pool, 18 September 3rd record for county. (Subject to acceptance by B.B.R.C.).

A 1st year male remained at Llyn Pencarreg from 24th November to at least 1st December. This was the 3rd county record of this North American species; the previous records were in 1981-82 and 1988.

A male, presumed to be the bird originally seen at Llyn Pencarreg, was at Lower Talley Lake on 11th January.