Bewick’s Swan – 1980s winter

Cygnus columbianus – ALARCH BEWICK – Winter visitor. Not recorded from May to October

The BTO winter atlas showed that Bewick’s Swans were present in seven10km 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 9-29 birds, the maximum in Pembrokeshire during the period being ten in 1981 during a cold weather influx.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

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