Merops apiaster – Gwybedog y GwenynVagrant

Bee-eater – Records

Merops apiaster – Gwybedog y Gwenyn – Vagrant Records prior to 1993 are summarised in Bee-eater – 1994 1993 – One Skomer 23rd May (KJSD, SJS) and perhaps the same bird at St Nicholas 25th May (MC).¬†¬†These may also be the same bird as seen in Anglesey and Ceredigion in May and June. 1996 – […]

Bee-eater – 1994

Merops apiaster – Gwybedog y Gwenyn – Vagrant Mathew (1894) refers to two occurrences of single Bee-eaters, one picked up “long dead” at the coast, undated, and one killed at Johnston in about 1854. Lockley et al. (1949) added a record of three perched on telephone wires near Milford Haven on 13 May 1896. There have been two […]

Bee-eater – 1949

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

Bee-eater – 1894

Merops apiaster A very rare accidental visitor from the south. There is a specimen in the collection of Mr. H. Mathias, now with his other birds at the Tenby Museum. This was killed near the village of Johnston, about 1854. Mr. Tracy picked up a Bee-eater, he does not state in what year, on some high ground near the sea […]