Alpine Swift

Apus melba – COBLYN YR ALPAU – Rare visitor

Alpine Swift – records

Tachymarptis melba (Apus melba) – COBLYN YR ALPAU – Rare visitor Earlier records are summarised in Alpine Swift – 1994. 1999: Pembrokeshire St Davids, 30th May 1999 (A.Payne). Dinas Cross, 25th August 1999 (S.E.Berry). 2002: Pembrokeshire Skokholm, 24th March 2002 (T.Purcell, G.Thompson). Penberi Pool, St Davids, 25th March (S.E.Duffield et al.). Mullock Bridge, 26th March (S.D.Bosanquet). Thought […]

Alpine Swift – 1994

Apus melba – COBLYN YR ALPAU – Rare visitor One of two Alpine Swifts present at Angle Bay on 20 November 1908 was shot, and two were seen at St Davids Head on 14 September 1934 (Lockley et al. 1949). Single birds were then recorded at Tenby on 23 May 1959, at Skomer from 25 to 27 […]

Alpine Swift – 1949

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