Scientific: Oxyura jamaicensis

Cymraeg: Hwyaden Goch

A rare breeder and winter visitor; Witchett Pool being its favoured locality.

1982
1 male, River Teifi, above Newcastle Emlyn, 27 January was 3rd record for county; 1 female, Lliedi Reservoirs, 25 February; 3, Witchett Pool, 4 July.

1984
2 males, Witchett Pool, 7 May

1985
Female + 7 young, Witchett Pool, June, male, female & 1 young, 14 July. First record of breeding in county.

1986
Single pair nested for successive year, Witchett Pool and raised at least 1 young.

1988
Pair, Witchett Pool, April but not thought to have bred, also 1 there 26 October

1989
2 drakes, Witchett Pool, 22 March, pair, 4 May, but not subsequently seen.

1990
Singles, Witchett Pool, 31 January and 16 October.

1992
The only records were from Witchett Pool: a male on 22nd September and female s on 12th October and 22nd December.

1993
The only records were from Witchett Pool: singles on 5th June, 2nd August and 12th December; Sandy Water Park/Old Castle Pond: female from 2nd to 4th June and Dinefwr Ponds: 2 on 6th November – the first recorded in the Tywi Valley.

1994
The only record was a female at Witchett Pool on 26th November.

1995
The only record was of a male at Witchett Pool on 11th January.

1996
The only records were of a female at Upper Lliedi Reservoir on 1st January, with a male there on 2nd; a male at Sandy Water Park on 9th January and 10th – 11th February and 2 female/immature at Penclacwydd on 23rd October.

1999
All records were from Penclacwydd with a female on 3rd, 11th – 17th and 30th June and 6th July and a pair from 23rd July – 1st August.

2000
All records were from Penclacwydd with a male from 28th March to 14th May together with a female from 10th April to 14th May. Single pairs were also seen on 28th May and from 4th to 18th June.

2001
There was one record, from Penclacwydd: a female from 29th September to 5th October.

2004
At Penclacwydd female January 4th, 2 July 3rd, 3 (2 males) July 8th, and then singles August 18th and 29th.

2005
Female at Penclacwydd May 1st and another or the same Lyn PenCarreg December 4th

2007
Female Sandy Water Park September 24th — October 13th