22 May 2013

Spring Slavonian Grebe at Newport

Not St Davids Head for a change (deadly quiet this morning) but a quick twitch up the road to Trefdraeth for the Slavonian Grebe reported in the channel near the Yacht Club. I was actually amazed to find it so easily and it being so confiding. I sent a message to Steve Berry to get along to see it as he was working nearby and he heard it calling too. A check for previous Spring records ends this post and some of the photos I took are below:


 

 




Slavonian Grebes are normally scarce winter visitors to Pembrokeshire; mainly in coastal waters, there are few inland reports. There have only been two non-winter records previously: in 1986 two lingered at The Gann until May 10th and attained Summer Plumage, in 1974 a bird was on The Pembroke River on July 30th. This individual at Newport is a very unusual as well as very beautiful bird.

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