Scientific: Anser brachyrhynchus

Cymraeg: Gwydd Droebinc

A rare winter visitor.

11, Bishop`s Pond, 25 January; 1, Dryslwyn, 17-21 January, 2 on 28 January.

A single bird was feeding with Wigeon at Penclacwydd from 5th to 9th December, and possibly the same bird was amongst the flock of Brent Geese at Loughor Bridge on 21st December. A group of 5 were with the White-fronted Geese at Dryslwyn from 28th December to 1st January 1994. These were the first records since 1982.

The group of 5 which arrived at Dryslwyn on 28th December 1993 remained until 4th January, whilst the individual first seen amongst the flock of Brent Geese at Loughor Bridge on 21st December 1993 remained to 12th April.

One was seen with the Canada Goose flock at Newcastle Emlyn on 12th January. Possibly the same bird returned to the flock in December.

A single bird was present with the Canada Geese at Newcastle Emlyn from 10th February into May.

The only record was of one on the estuary off Penclacwydd on 29th December.

The only record: 1 on the estuary at Penclacwydd on 22nd January.

A very scarce species in Wales, a flock of 18 near Pendine February 11th and another of 8 which included 3 adults and 5 immatures and took up residence at Penclacwydd December 8th-11th.