Chroicocephalus philadelphia – Gwylan Bonaparte – Vagrant
Accounts of the two Bonaparte’s Gulls seen in Pembrokeshire in 2020
Chroicocephalus philadelphia – Gwylan Bonaparte – Vagrant One at the Gann, 4th and 5th November As Mr Astins thought it may be possible to see the Swift from the main land. I went to St Anne’s he went to Martins Haven. On my way back having had very horrible views of Skokholm in the poor […]
Larus philadelphia – Gwylan Bonaparte – Vagrant 16th October 2012. Wind – west force 6. Cloud 5/10 I have been going down to Strumble for about 30 years and first met Graham Rees there. I am sure it was his enthusiasm and knowledge that sparked my interest in seawatching. I have tried to get down […]
Larus philadelphia – Gwylan Bonaparte – Vagrant The Bonaparte’s Gull breeds in W Alaska and across Canada, wintering along both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. A few are recorded annually in the UK. The first Bonaparte’s Gull recorded in Pembrokeshire was shot at Solva in the spring of 1888 and taken into the bird […]
Larus philadelphia – Gwylan Bonaparte – Vagrant One was shot at Solva in the spring of 1888 (Lockley et al 1949). Mathew (1894) seems not to have been aware of this species, nor indeed of the bird collection of H.W.Evans of Solva in whose hands it remained. Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.