Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus – IAR DDWR – Breeding resident

Moorhen – 2020-21 WeBS

The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.

Moorhen – 2003-07 breeding

Gallinula chloropus – IAR DDWR – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 69 86 Breeding probable 15 52 Breeding possible 66 32 No of tetrads occupied 150 (of 478) 170 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 31.4% 34.7% Normally retiring in nature, moorhens can become quite confiding in public areas, such as […]

Moorhen – 1994

Gallinula chloropus – IAR DDWR – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 69 Breeding probable 15 Breeding possible 66 No of tetrads occupied 150 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 31.4% Once regarded as common and widespread by previous authorities, Saunders (1976) wrote that all the ponds and marshy areas had a pair or two of Moorhens. […]

Moorhen – 1980s winter

Gallinula chloropus – IAR DDWR – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Moorhens were present in the majority of 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 38 birds seen in a day. More […]

Moorhen – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Moorhen in Pembrokeshire

Moorhen – 1949

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

Moorhen – 1894

MOOR-HEN, Gallinulla chloropus – Common resident. Numerous everywhere in the county by the side of streams, ponds, &c. At Stone Hall we had numbers, semi-domesticated, that fed on the lawns, and nested by the fishponds. By one of our ponds we counted seven nests one summer. As soon as the young birds can take care of themselves, the old […]