Greenland Falcon – 1949

Falco rusticolus candicans

Mathew records one shot at Stackpole “many years ago”. and now in the British Museum

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

More about the Gyr Falcon in Pembrokeshire

Gyr Falcon – 1994

Falco rusticolus – Hebog y Gogledd – Vagrant One was shot at Stackpole prior to 1894 and preserved in the British Museum (Mathew 1894). The Museum have it recorded as a white-phase male owned by Earl Cawdor and later purchased from the Zoological Society (P. Colston pers. comm.). An immature captured alive at Boncath in March […]

Gyr Falcon – 1894

GREENLAND FALCON, Hierofalco candicans A rare accidental visitor from the far north. A fine specimen of this beautiful Falcon shot many years ago on Lord Cawdor’s estate may still be seen in the Gallery of British Birds, at the South Kensington Natural History Museum. In the Zoologist, for 1850, Mr. James Tracy, of Pembroke, gives the following particulars of its capture: […]