Anas penelope – CHWIWELL – Winter visitor and passage migrant
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
Anas penelope – CHWIWELL – Winter visitor and passage migrant Past evidence suggests that the wigeon may well have been more numerous than it is now. At the Orielton Decoy 500-600 were taken annually during the winters of the 1870s and 1880s, suggesting that a very large population must have been present. Mackworth Praed (1946) […]
Anas penelope – CHWIWELL – Winter visitor and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Wigeon were present in the majority of 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 300 birds seen in a […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Mareca penelope – A common winter visitor. The Wigeon occurs in flocks in the autumn and winter all round the coast, and a few visit inland rivers and ponds. We have seen Wigeon in the Cleddy below Stone Hall, and have occasionally flushed and shot single birds from small pools and ditches when Snipe shooting. The Wigeon is by far […]