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 1925; and one seen Solva Harbour, Feb 1930.  Six were seen and a pair taken at Orielton in Jan/Feb, 1939

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

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