Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeusTroellwr MawrBreeding summer visitor and passage migrant.

Nightjar – records

Caprimulgus europaeus – Troellwr Mawr – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from October to March Earlier records summarised in Nightjar 1994 1993 – Singles Skokholm 18 May, Mathry 24 May, Porthclais 26 May and Skomer 20 Sept. 1994 – A pair at Velindre Farchog in May. 1996 – 2 calling and wing clapping Upton 30 Apr […]

Nightjar – 1994

Caprimulgus europaeus – Troellwr Mawr – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant.┬áNot recorded from October to March The Nightjar was regarded by Mathew (1894) as a common summer visitor, to be found breeding all over Pembrokeshire. Lockley et al. (1949) similarly assessed it as a fairly common and widely distributed summer visitor that occasionally bred on the […]

Nightjar – 1949

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

Nightjar – 1894

Caprimulgus europaeus – A summer visitor; common. The “mountain” country, especially where furze and bracken abound, is much affected by this singular looking bird, and in such places we have often flushed it in the day-time from its perch on an old furze stump, or from the ground where it has been sheltering beneath a furze bush. It is […]