Scientific: Grus grus
Adult and juvenile near Pembrey, flying West, 26 January, probably those seen near Llangeitho and Llanddewi Brefi, Cards, 16 December, 1983 – 16 January 1984. Adult found shot dead, Morfa Penlan, Cydweli, 31 January. Juvenile Pembrey Saltings, 26 and 27 February when photographed. The dead bird was donated to Carmarthen Museum and when skinned by the Council of Museums, Cardiff, was found to have been “obviously shot with shotgun using No.5 shot (fairly typical wildfowling load), which penetrated and punctured kidneys and lungs, probably also breaking right wing. Shot probably not lethal and bird may have lived for some time”.
Juvenile Banc y Felin November 17th.
Flying over Garreg Llwyd April 29th.