Gyr Falcon – 1994

Falco rusticolusHebog y GogleddVagrant

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 1921 was presented to the London Zoological Society and died in June 1921 (C. Spence-Colby).

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

Additional record: June 1914 – 1916, Skomer. source J S Neale, Field, 9th July 1921:65. In BBRC archive as same Irish ‘at sea’ record.

More about the Gyr Falcon in Pembrokeshire

Gyr Falcon – 1894

Species account from The 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathews