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

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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

Waxwing

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

Waxwing – 1894

Ampelis garrulus – A rare, irregular, winter visitor.

This beautiful bird, at irregular intervals, makes its appearance in flocks on the eastern coasts of England, but very rarely wanders so far as to our western counties. In those years when they arrive in unusual numbers (as they did in the winter of 1849-50), a few are generally recorded from all parts of the kingdom, so that we consider it highly probable that Pembrokeshire may have shared in one or other of these exceptional visitations; but the species is not included in any lists we have received, nor do we know of a specimen in any collection. Mr. Dix mentions one that was obtained just over our borders in Carmarthenshire: “I am informed by my friend, Mr. J. Phillips, of Newcastle-Emlyn, that a single bird of this species was shot a few years since near Llandyssil, in Carmarthenshire.”

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

More about the Waxwing in Pembrokeshire

Waxwing

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

Waxwing – 1994

Bombycilla garrulus – Cynffon Sidan – Rare 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 […]