Snow Goose – records

Chen caerulescens Feral visitor

Earlier records are summarised in Snow Goose 1994

2000 – 1 Blue morph among the Teifi Valley Canada Geese 17 Sept.

2002 – All records probably relate to feral birds originating at Skokholm, viz: 1st w Gann 5 Feb, 3 winged imms and a flightless ad Skokholm Mar – Nov, the imms visiting Skomer 25 May, 1, 3, 7, 13 June and 20 Nov, one with Canada Goose flock Llangwm late Nov – Dec.

2003 – All records probably relate to feral birds originating at Skokholm, ranged widely across the County during the year but not always together.

2004 – Three were recorded in the mid Pembs area, once as far out as Grassholm, throughout the year but they were not always together. Usually associated with Canada Geese, one paired w h that species at Middleholm in May.

2005 – All records probably relate to feral birds originating at Skokholm, ranged widely across the county during the year, but not always together.

2006 – All records probably relate to feral birds, originating at Skokholm, ranging widely across the County during the year but not always together, being seen in many places from St David’s to W Cleddau, including Skokholm and Skomer

2007 – All records probably relate to the feral birds which range between the Cleddau and Marloes area.  One present on Skokholm was found sitting on a nest with 5 eggs, none of which hatched. 

2008 – All records were of singles unless stated: at Lawrenny 10th Jan , Hook 5th Feb , Skomer 1st — 3rd Aug., Jordanston 25th Sept, Marloes 25th March then another 1 from 25th Dec until end of year. Two Nevern Est on 2f Sept. which then probably moved to the Teifi Est from 28th Sept until 5th November.

2009 – A single at Marloes Mere from 1st Jan. until 24th Mar., another at Little Milford from 7th May until 9th Sept., then at the Gann from 26th Sept until the 8th Oct. Quite probably all three records relate to the same bird. Two were on the Teifi all year.

2010 – As in 2009, two were on the Teifi all year apart from when they relocated to Newport for a couple of days in late September, when they picked up another bird which bore a coloured ring. A single bird on the Webs count at Hook in January and the resident at Marloes Mere were the only other records.

2011 – Two in the Teifi Canada flock, present on the Teifi throughout the year (also seen at Nevern Estuary) and one at Llys y fran Res. on 8th Mar.

Source: Pembrokeshire Bird Reports.

2018 Skomer 24 June – Skomer report? check

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