Waxwing – 1994

Bombycilla garrulus – Cynffon SidanRare visitor. Not recorded from April to September

Mathew (1894) was unable to report any records of Waxwings, so the first was one at St Ishmael’s in November 1946. They were subsequently recorded in 1946, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1970 and 1979. Most sightings were of one or two birds, between late October and December, but seven were at Goodwick in October 1965 and 25 arrived at Penally on 13 November 1965, some of which stayed until 27 November. A single bird found at Haverfordwest on 9 February 1959 stayed until 10 March.

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

More about the Waxwing in Pembrokeshire

Waxwing – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Waxwing – 1894

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


Bombycilla garrulus – Cynffon Sidan – Rare visitor. Not recorded from April to September