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

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew