Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides – GWYLAN YR ARCTIG – Rare visitor. Not recorded from June to August

Iceland Gull – Records

Larus glaucoides – GWYLAN YR ARCTIG – Rare visitor. Not recorded from June to August Summary of records Estimated number of individuals per year – as birds move around, it is often impossible to be certain about totals.   2007 was an exceptional year with 61 individuals recorded in Wales, with 29 in Pembrokeshire alone.  Many […]

Kumlien’s Gull – 1998 – first for Pembrokeshire

Larus glaucoides kumlieni – Gwylan yr Arctig At about 16:30 on 1st February 1998, for the first time of the year, I found myself checking the gull roost at Llys-y-Fran Reservoir, after (yet another) fruitless search for lesser spotted woodpecker in the woodland at the northern end of the reservoir.  A number of gulls, mostly […]

Iceland Gull – 1994

Larus glaucoides – GWYLAN YR ARCTIG – Rare visitor. Not recorded from June to August This gull was first recorded at Nolton Haven on 25 September 1955 (E. Crouch) followed by 24 single birds in ten years between 1973 and 1992. The earliest arrival was on 25 September 1955 and the latest on 5 May […]

Iceland Gull – 1980s winter

Larus glaucoides – GWYLAN YR ARCTIG – Rare visitor. Not recorded from June to August The BTO winter atlas showed that single Iceland Gulls were present in two 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. More about the Iceland Gull in Pembrokeshire