Scientific: Podiceps auritus

Cymraeg: Gwyach Gorniog

Scarce passage/winter visitor.

1985
1 probably this sp, or B.N. Grebe, Pembrey, 19 February; 2 Salmon Scar Point, 3 November; 1 Ginst Point, 8 & 15 December; 1, Burry Port, 29 December.

1987
1, Cydweli Quay, 2 February.

1988
1 off Ginst Point, 17 December..

1989
1, Witchett Pool, 15 December.

1990
1, Blaen Wysg (Usk) Reservoir, 14 February [joint county].

1991
Singles off Cefn Sidan and Witchett Pool 13 January; off Cefn Sidan 1 March; Salmon Scar Point 8 December.

1993
The only record was from the Usk Reservoir where a single bird was present from 15th to 24th February. Last recorded in 1991.

1994
There were 2 records of single birds at Burry Port on 31st October and Telpyn Point on 23rd December.

1996
There were 4 records of singles at Penclacwydd on 24th – 25th January and 18th October and Power Station Pond, Burry Port from 1st – 6th September and of 2 at Salmon Scar on 29th December. This was the best year since 1986.

1997
There were 2 records of single birds at Penclacwydd on 14th and 21st December.

1998
The only record was of 1 at Pembrey Harbour on 5th – 6th January.

1999
The only record was of 1 at Penclacwydd on 24th January.

2001
There were three appearances – each of a single bird – of this rare visitor to Penclacwydd, seen on the estuary, on 28th January. 26th March and 19th November.

2005
Penclacwydd estuary January 17th

2006
Two records both singles: Ferryside January 5th and Salmon Scar November 11th

2007
A very good showing for this county rarity: Gwendraeth January 10th, 3 Cefn Sidan January 27th, Salmon Scar Point February 14th and Cefn Padrig November 25th.