Larus hyperboreus – GWYLAN Y GOGLEDD – Irregular winter visitor. Not recorded in June
Records of Gaucous Gulls since 2020
Larus hyperboreus – GWYLAN Y GOGLEDD – Irregular winter visitor. The Glaucous Gull breeds along the north coasts of Canada and Eurasia, and their associated islands. Most move south in the winter, though often still spending the season in frozen areas. They are now seen regularly in Pembrokeshire in winter, often staying well into the […]
Larus hyperboreus – GWYLAN Y GOGLEDD – Irregular winter visitor. Not recorded in June Mathew (1894) noted one shot at Tenby “many years ago” and another there in the winter of 1891. Lockley et al. (1949) listed singles at Solva in about 1870 and from 24 to 26 January 1913, at the Pembroke River on 28 December […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Larus glaucus – A winter visitor; rare. Specimens of this splendid Polar Gull are occasionally obtained upon the coast. There is a fine adult, with a white mantle, in the Stackpole collection, that was shot many years ago, near Tenby. In the winter of 1891, Mr. C. Jefferys, of Tenby, informs us that he several times saw a Glaucous […]