Montagu’s Harrier

Circus pygargusBoda MontaguPassage migrant

Montagu’s Harrier – records

Circus pygargus – Boda Montagu – Passage migrant Earlier records summarised in Montagu’s Harrier 1994 1994 – Female Skomer 15 May was the only record (GR, OR) 1995 – A first year male graced Skomer on the 30 Apr. Seen by various members of the Trust’s Mid Pembs Section 1998 – Ring-tails Porthmynawyd 26 May […]

Montagu’s Harrier – 1994

Circus pygargus – Boda Montagu – Passage migrant Montagu’s Harriers formerly bred in four main areas in Pembrokeshire, in the south broadly between Tenby and Castle Martin Corse, around Leweston, in the St Davids area and in the Preseli Mountains, but they have not done so since 1962, or possibly 1968. All records were from […]

Montagu’s Harrier – 1894

Circus cineraceus – A summer visitor; rare. The late Mr. Fortune found a nest of this Harrier close to his residence at Leweston, July 2, 1854, containing an egg and three young birds in down. He succeeded in obtaining the two old birds and mounted them with the young, and the case is now to be seen in the Museum at […]