Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca – LLWYDFRON FACH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant.

Lesser Whitethroat – first and last dates

Sylvia curruca – LLWYDFRON FACH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Previous records are summarised in Lesser Whitethroat 1994 The previous earliest arrival date was 26 March 1984. Year First Last 1990 25 March 16 October 1991 24 April 16 September 1992 24 April 22 October 1993 29 April 19 October 1994 14 April 5 October […]

Lesser Whitethroat – 2014 Siberian subspecies

Sylvia curruca blythi – LLWYDFRON FACH In October a bird looking a close match for a Siberian Lesser Whitethroat S. c. blythi was found at the Farm on the 3rd (RDB). It appeared to have a shorter than average primary projection, the browner crown and nape typical of the race and when later trapped the wing was […]

Lesser Whitethroat – 2003-07 breeding

Sylvia curruca – LLWYDFRON FACH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in January, February and December Comparison with previous tetrad atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 15 4 Breeding probable 46 66 Breeding possible 8 9 No of tetrads occupied 69 (of 478) 79 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 14.4% 16.1% The Lesser Whitethroat, a summer visitor, is […]

Lesser Whitethroat – 1994

Sylvia curruca – LLWYDFRON FACH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in January, February and December 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 15 Breeding probable 46 Breeding possible 8 No of tetrads occupied 69 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 14.4% Although Mathew (1894) did not encounter the bird, he does include it on the strength of records at Lamphey and […]

Lesser Whitethroat – 1949

Sylvia curruca curruca Old records are somewhat dubious. Heard near St Davids 1923 (V.Roberts) and in 1924 (Miss C.M.Acland); seen near Tenby, 4 June 1927, and at Castlemartin, Bosherston, Amroth, and Newport, 1929 (Bertram Lloyd).  Its characateristic rattle has been heard by R.M.L at Llangwm and Dinas Cross, and by B.L. at Moylegrove.  Bred near […]

Lesser Whitethroat – 1894

Sylvia curruca This species is not included in their lists either by Mr. Dix or by Mr. Tracy. It does not appear to visit the adjoining county of Cardiganshire, which is far richer in the smaller summer birds than Pembrokeshire. We have, ourselves, never met with it, and it is a little bird that cannot easily escape detection. We […]

Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca – LLWYDFRON FACH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant.