Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea – CREYR GLAS – Breeding resident.

Grey Heron – Winter 2021

Winter distribution map, and the latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.

Grey Heron – 2003-07 breeding

Ardea cinerea – CREYR GLAS – Breeding resident. Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 10 9 Breeding probable excluded from total excluded from total Breeding possible excluded from total excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 10 (of 478) 9 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 2.1% 1.8% Grey herons generally nest in mature trees, […]

Grey Heron – 1994

Ardea cinerea – CREYR GLAS – Breeding resident. 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 10 Breeding probable excluded from total Breeding possible excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 10 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 2.1% Heronry sites have shifted widely during recorded times, that at Slebech Park being the only one that has been consistently occupied since […]

Grey Heron – 1980s winter

Ardea cinerea – CREYR GLAS – Breeding resident. The BTO winter atlas showed that Grey Herons were present in most 10km squares of their known breeding range during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84, being equally at home by fresh and salt waters. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km […]

Grey Heron – 1968-72 breeding

Ardea cinerea Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Grey Heron in Pembrokeshire

Common Heron – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Grey Heron – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew