Barnacle Goose

Branta leucopsis – GWYDD WYRAN – Winter visitor and passage migrant. 

Barnacle Goose – 2013 WeBS

Branta leucopsis – GWYDD WYRAN – Winter visitor and passage migrant.  The graph shows the total maximum counts each winter for all Pembrokeshire sites in the Wetland Bird Survey. The black bars represent the Cleddau Estuary complex. The blue bars represent all other sites, both freshwater and saltwater. There may be higher counts at other times […]

Barnacle Goose – 1994

Branta leucopsis – GWYDD WYRAN – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in May and June Mathew (1894) considered the Barnacle Goose to be a winter visitor arriving in October, while Lockley et al. (1949) cite only occasional occurrences, such as birds at Orielton and St Davids. This pattern persisted, with up to three noted in 38% of the post Lockley et […]

Barnacle Goose – 1980s winter

Branta leucopsis – GWYDD WYRAN – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in May and June Up to three birds were recorded in one 10 Km square during the 1981 – 1984 Winter Atlas. The National Nature Reserve of Skomer was managed by a Warden from March to October during the Atlas years but not in the winter, when […]