Yellow-legged Gull – records

Larus michahellisGwylan GoesfelenScarce winter visitor

Previous records are summarised in Yellow-legged Gull 2018

2019 –

  • Up to four at Llys y Fran Res. in January, two at both Amroth 25 Aug and at Slebech 5 Sept.
  • Otherwise all records were of singles at Fishguard Harbour 4 Jan, 26 – 27 Sept, 12 & 28 Nov, 7 & 25 – 26 Dec; at Nevern Est 25 Feb, 24 Sept, 9 & 23 Nov; at Gann 24 Oct, 20 Nov & 23 Dec; at Llanstadwell 21 Mar, Grassholm 3 Aug and at Marloes Mere 9 Nov.

2020 –

  • All individuals reported were: an adult in Fishguard Harbour 1 – 9 Jan, presumed same returning bird 8 Sept & 4 Dec.
  • Adults at the Gann 6 Jan, 15 Sept, 18 & 24 Oct and a 2CY 4 Dec.
  • Counts from Llys-y-fran Res gull roost: five adults and 3CY 4 Jan, two adults and 3CY on 17 Jan, five adults & 3CY on 2 Feb and four adults on 23 Feb. An adult on 15 Aug. Six adults 15 Nov, four adults & 1CY on 25 Nov, three adults & 3CY on 29 Nov, five adults & 3CY on 6 Dec.
  • An adult at Nevern Est 20 July, 1 & 23 Aug, 25 Sept & 31 Oct – quite probably the Fishguard individual. 1CY there on 1 Sept, had been ringed as a nestling in Switzerland.
  • Elsewhere an adult at Broad Haven (N) 20 Sept.

2021 –

  • In Fishguard Harbour, and adult 4 – 15 Feb, returning there from 17 Aug – until the end of the year and a 2CY on 19 Dec, presumed same individual also seen at Nevern Estuary 20 Oct, 16 & 23 Dec.
  • In Angle Bay an adult 24 Mar & 19 Aug and a 1CY on 13 Nov.
  • At the Gann: 27 Feb, two on 26 Oct, one 17 & 19 Nov and 10 & 21 Dec.
  • At the Llys-y-fran gull roost: six on 10 Jan, four on 21 Feb and four on 29 Oct & 22 Dec.
  • Elsewhere: adult Lawrenny Ferry 21 Jan, 2CY Amroth 13 Feb, Sprinkle Pill 15 Oct & 12 Nov
  • and at Fowborough Point 22 Oct & 12 Nov.

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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