Lagopus lagopus scotica – Grugiar Goch – Former resident
Listed by George Owen (1603) as breeding but Mathew (1894) doubted if any were left on the Preseli Mountains where a few used to breed, the last he knew of being shot in 1885. Lockley et al. (1949) knew of no further occurrences.
No more were recorded until up to three were reported from the Preseli Mountains in December 1952, one from there on 2 January 1953 and the remarkable record of one at Ramsey on 15 October 1975. None have been reported since.
OWEN, G. 1603. (OWEN, H. 1894-1936. The description of Pembrokeshire by George Owen of Henllys. London. Chas J Clarke)