Snow bunting – 1894

Plectrophenax nivalis

A winter visitor, rather rare. Never seen by us.

Sir Hugh Owen has met with it near Fishguard. Mr. Tracy says, “often obtained in a severe winter.” In Mr. Mathias’ list, but does not appear to have occurred to Mr. Dix. ” White Buntings ” are reported to have been seen about the rocks at the Smalls Lighthouse on October 17th, 1884. These were doubtless Snow Buntings migrating.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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