Bee-eater – 1994

Merops apiaster – Gwybedog y GwenynVagrant

Mathew (1894) refers to two occurrences of single Bee-eaters, one picked up “long dead” at the coast, undated, and one killed at Johnston in about 1854. Lockley et al. (1949) added a record of three perched on telephone wires near Milford Haven on 13 May 1896.

There have been two further records: two birds at Dale on 31 May 1958 and one at West Hook, Marloes, on 16 May 1965.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

NB 1965 record not submitted to BBRC. The long-dead bird also not considered acceptable by Naylor.

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