Brent Goose

Branta bernicla – GWYDD DDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in June or August

Brent Goose – 1994

Branta bernicla – GWYDD DDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in June or August Mathew (1894) assessed the Brent Goose as being a “sometimes abundant” winter visitor, that arrived between 29 September and 7 October. Brent Goose populations declined during the 1930s when their winter food plant eelgrass (Zostera marina) was decimated by […]

Brent Goose – 1980s winter

Branta bernicla – GWYDD DDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in June or August The BTO winter atlas showed that Brent Geese were present in two 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The light colour, of the10km squares represents 1-15 birds seen in a day, the most in Pembrokeshire […]

Brent Goose – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Brent Goose – 1894

Bernicla brenta A winter visitor, sometimes abundant. We are informed by Sir Hugh Owen, that Brent Geese usually appear on the sands at Goodwick, at the first northerly or north-easterly gale between September 29th and October 7th; and again later in the winter. They are also seen at Broadmoor, near St. Bride’s Bay, where two were shot on October 15th, 1888; […]