Wigeon

Anas penelope – CHWIWELL – Winter visitor and passage migrant

Wigeon – 2021-22 WeBS

The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.

Wigeon – 1994

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) […]

Wigeon – 1980s winter

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 […]

Wigeon – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Wigeon – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew