Anser fabalis/serrirostris – Gwydd y Llafur – Rare visitor
Anser fabalis/serrirostris – Gwydd y Llafur – rare visitor 1997 – Five at Trefaiddan, St Davids on 27 December. 2006 – One of the race fabalis (Taiga Bean Goose) at Skomer on 2nd November. It flew south, calling, low over the Central Fields at first light. (JGB). (not submitted to WRP?) Source: Pembrokeshire Bird Reports More about the […]
Rare visitor The only records for Bean Goose are as follows: seven or eight near Stone Hall in the winter of 1880 (Mathew 1894), 12 (one shot) at Dowrog on 22 April 1949, nine at East Hook on 2 November 1978 and one on Skomer from 5 to 8 May 1987. Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Anser segetum – An occasional winter visitor. All the wild Geese, with the exception of the Brent Goose, are rare in Pembrokeshire at the present day. During our eight years residence in the county the Bean Goose alone occurred to ourselves. In the severe winter of 1880 a flock of seven or eight frequented the neighbourhood of Stone Hall, […]