Anser brachyrhynchus – GWYDD DROED BINC – Rare visitor
Previous records summarised in Pink-footed Goose – 1994
1993 – Singles Ramsey 18 May and Fishguard Harbour 19 December
1997 – 2 Hook 5-14 Jan; one Teifi Marshes 12 June. In both cases attached to Canada Goose flocks.
1998 – One with the Canada goose flock Teifi Marshes 6-10 October
1999 – One with the Canada goose flock Teifi Marshes 10 Feb – May (JWD, JG, DJ et al.)
2000 – Presumed feral bird Teifi Marshes 5-19 Apr (JG), one W Strumble Hd 3 Nov (JWD et al).
2005 One Nevern Est 7 & 12 Oct (SB).
2006 – One Llechryd area Jan – 3 Mar (JG, LL).
2007 – The only record received was of one on Skomer 4 & 5 October (JGB, NT)
2010 – A single juvenile was at Newport on 26th & 27th Sept. (RD), while four flew east over Skomer on 1st Mar – only the 3rd record for the island.
2011 – A single bird of unknown origin was seen at Newport on 4th – 25th March.
2012 – Seven birds seen overhead near Martletwy on 8th Jan. Four birds seen on Skomer on 29th Oct then re-located to Marloes Mere from 4th November until the end of the year
2013 – An uncommon visitor to the county with records of single birds often clouded with the unknown origin label, however the four birds that frequented Marloes Mere & Skomer from 2nd Jan until 30th March were almost certainly genuine wild birds.
2014 – A single seen in flight at the Gann on 30th March was the only record.
2015 – A single bird at Newport on 22nd Sept was the only occurrence and most likely of doubtful origin.
2016 – A single bird frequented the Teifi from 27th June to 9th July – presumed feral.
2018 – Two on the Teifi Marshes 14th April was the only record.
2019 – Only record was of one at the Gann 20 Oct.
Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports