Black-browed Albatross – 1994

Thalassarche melanophris – Albatros Aelddu Vagrant

One seen close inshore at Skokholm on 19 August 1990 (G. Thompson) and one seen from the Fishguard to Rosslare ferry, about 6 km off Strumble Head, on 17 September 1990 (C.W. Murphy) are the only accepted Pembrokeshire records of this southern hemisphere bird, though several others have been claimed. At least 26 have been recorded in British waters including a few which have summered at gannetries (Colston et al. 1991), something to bear in mind when visiting Grassholm.

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

Colston P., Alstom P., & Lewington I., 1991. A field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Europe. London. Collins

Note: 17 September 1990 record apparently not submitted to BBRC, therefore not an official record.

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