Nearby, its close relatives Slavonian and Black-necked Grebe
are in the Dwyryd estuary, off Minffordd or Borth-y-Gest, making this a very special hat-trick.
Long-stayers include a Black-necked Grebe
and Great Northern Diver in Holyhead Harbour, Slavonian Grebes in Beddmanarch Bay, a Surf Scoter off Pensarn, and Long-tailed Ducks off Criccieth.
Crosby Marina's black-necked grebe
was joined by a ring-billed gull and a Mediterranean gull while a white pelican was a real surprise at Chelford Sand Quarry and was seen later in Yorkshire.
An immature Glaucous Gull, another Arctic-edge species, was at Red Wharf Bay on Saturday, perhaps the same one that was in Holyhead Bay on Sunday, where a Black-necked Grebe
fished off the quay.
A Glaucous Gull was seen near Benllech on Monday, while other Anglesey sightings include a Black-necked Grebe
and eight Great Northern Divers in Holyhead harbour.
Another Black-necked Grebe
remains at Bodfari Park sand quarry, and a female Long-tailed Duck is at Fagl Lane Quarry.
The Black-necked Grebe
overwintering in Bodfari Park quarry stayed over Christmas.
Winter is a good time to look offshore, with Long-tailed Duck on Anglesey's Inland Sea, Slavonian Grebe off nearby Penrhos Coastal Park, Black-necked Grebe
off Aber Ogwen, and Great Northern Divers off Anglesey and along the north coast of Pen Llyn.
A Snow Bunting remains at Llandudno's West Shore, as does a Black-necked Grebe
The long-staying Black-necked Grebe
remains at Bodfari sand quarry, while the weekend winds brought a Grey Phalarope to Porthmadog Cob and Sabine's Gulls to Enlli (Bardsey) and RSPB Point of Ayr.
A Black-necked Grebe
in Afonwen quarry, Bodfari, remains for its third week, and a Garganey at RSPB Conwy for its second.
Garganeys were at RSPB Conwy and Malltraeth Marsh, while a Black-necked Grebe
remained in Bodfari Park Quarry, Afonwen.
Birds on passage include a Black-necked Grebe
at Afon-wen, Water Pipit at Connah's Quay NR (where up to 50 Twite remain) and an Osprey over RSPB Conwy.
A Black-necked Grebe
was found on the sea off Penmaenmawr and several Slavonian Grebes were off Llanfairfechan.
We rolled into Spain's unholy rain, Before 1 knew just before the black-necked grebes
how easily I bled, returned to the amber light.