Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus – IAR DDWR – Breeding resident

Moorhen – 2021-22 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

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