Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 1994

Pheucticus ludovicianusGylfindew Brongoch / Tewbig BrongochVagrant

A vagrant from North America, juveniles have been recorded in Britain in 21 autumns (Colston et al 1991), including birds seen at Skokholm on 5 October 1967 (C.Britton) and at Skomer from 29 September to 11 October 1988 (S.J.Sutcliffe).

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

COLSTON, P., ALSTROM, P., and LEWINGTON, I. 1991, A field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Europe. London, Collins.

Note – the Skomer bird was a first calendar-year female

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