Smew

Mergellus albellusLleian WenScarce winter visitor. Not recorded from April to September

Smew – records

Mergellus albellus – Lleian Wen – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded from April to September Earlier records are summarised in Smew 1994 1992 – Redhead at Llys-y-Fran Reservoir, 15-29 March 1996 – Single red-heads at Carew Millpond 25 February and Llys-y-fran 23-28 Dec 1997 – Singles at Llys-y-fran 2-11 Jan, Bicton Reservoir 18 Jan – […]

Smew – 2011

Mergellus albellus – Lleian Wen – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded from April to September Scarce winter visitor. The Smew breeds from Fenno–Scandia eastwards to central Siberia, a proportion of these wintering in the Baltic and North Sea countries, particularly Holland. The Smew has long been a regular winter visitor to southern England, with further […]

Smew – 1994

Mergellus albellus – Lleian Wen – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded from April to September A cold weather visitor which occurs in Pembrokeshire when it is frozen out of its usual winter quarters further east. After such cold winter incursions, Smew occasionally reappear in the following winter, even if this latter season is mild. About […]

Smew – 1980s winter

Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded from April to September Up to two birds were seen at Angle Bay and Bosherston during the BTO winter atlas of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. More about the Smew in Pembrokeshire

Smew – 1949

Mergus albellus Mathew mentioned that it had been shot at Goodwick and Stackpole, and thought it a not uncommon winter visitor.  The only occurrences recently are: a pair Dale, 1904; an immature male, St Davids 10 Oct 1914; a female 5 Mar and an adult male 5 Dec, 1918 near Newport; one seen Milford Haven, Nov […]

Smew – 1894

Mergus albellus – A winter visitor; not uncommon. In Mr. Mathias’ list. Has been shot by Sir Hugh Owen, at Goodwick. Mr. Dix says: “A beautiful adult male in the Earl of Cawdor’s collection, was shot on the lake at Stackpole Court.” Immature birds are not infrequently seen. In its pretty black and white pie plumage, and with its […]

Smew

Mergellus albellus – Lleian Wen – Scarce winter visitor. Not recorded from April to September