Pink-footed Goose – 1994

Anser brachyrhynchus – GWYDD DROED BINC – Rare visitor

Mathew (1894) says that Henry Mathias included this species in his list but was doubtful if it was correctly identified, while Lockley et al. (1949) could add no other records.

The first certain identification was of two passing Strumble Head on 21 October 1961 (J.W. Donovan), followed by 16 at Marloes on 8 January 1979, three at Lleithyr on 19 February 1979, one attached to the Canada Goose flock at Hook from 23 November 1980 to 22 March 1981, one at Marloes Mere in late January 1982 with two from 2 to 7 February 1982, one at the Gann from 30 January to 6 February 1982, one at Marloes Mere from 26 January to 2 February 1985, two at Skokholm on 27 May 1988, one at Skomer on 25 April 1991, eight at Strumble Head on 6 October 1992, with one there the next day, and one at Herbrandston on 8 October 1992

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

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