Larus ridibundus – GWYLAN PENDDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant, formerly bred
The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.
Larus ridibundus – GWYLAN PENDDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant, formerly bred The Black-headed Gull was recorded by Mathew (1894) as only an autumn and winter visitor. Lockley et al. (1949) stated that there was said to be a large colony of Black-headed Gulls breeding on Caldey in 1662 and that Dowrog Pond and Trefeiddan were […]
Larus ridibundus – GWYLAN PENDDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant, formerly bred The BTO winter atlas showed that Black-headed Gulls were present in all 10km 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 over 1,491 birds. Found […]
Red = breeding confirmed More about the Black-headed Gull in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
BROWN-HEADED GULL, Larus ridibundus – An autumn and winter visitor. Common on the coast, and often to be seen on fields inland, in company with Common and Herring Gulls. There is no nesting place of this pretty species, that breeds on the ground in swampy places, and by the edges of lakes, in Pembrokeshire, nor in any of the […]