Bewick’s Swan

Cygnus columbianus – ALARCH BEWICK – Winter visitor. Not recorded from May to October

Bewick’s Swan – 1994

Cygnus columbianus – ALARCH BEWICK – Winter visitor. Not recorded from May to October All Mathew’s (1894) occurrences were near St Davids, one shot at Trefeiddan in November 1887 being the first, while five others were shot in the same area later in the winter and “plucked and roasted”, one in 1890 when many swans, […]

Bewick’s Swan – 1980s winter

Cygnus columbianus – ALARCH BEWICK – Winter visitor. Not recorded from May to October The BTO winter atlas showed that Bewick’s Swans were present in seven10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents 9-29 birds, the maximum […]

Bewick Swan – 1894

Cygnus bewicki An occasional winter visitor. This small species of Swan is a not uncommon visitor to the S.W. parts of the kingdom, and cannot be considered rare in Pembrokeshire, where, during our own limited acquaintance with the county, we knew of several instances of its occurrence, and secured a fine example for our collection. On Nov. 10th, 1887, a […]