American Bittern

Botaurus lentiginosus – Aderyn Bwn America – Vagrant

American Bittern – 2008

Botaurus lentiginosus – Aderyn Bwn America – Vagrant On the morning of the 1st December, I was out with Janet Atkinson carrying out a winter TTV for the Atlas, when Robin phoned. Robin got to the point quickly, he had been out yesterday and picked up the remains of a bird, which after cleaning up, […]

American Bittern – 1994

Botaurus lentiginosus – Aderyn Bwn America – Vagrant Mathew (1894) records one shot near St David’s in October 1872. Lockley et al. (1949) report a male shot by Dr Mills on 11 December 1905 as having been obtained at Dale, but Lloyd examined the specimen and noted in his diary that it was labelled from Trewellwell. One was […]

American Bittern – 1894

Botaurus lentiginosis – Aderyn Bwn America A very rare, accidental straggler from America — only one specimen — that obtained at St. David’s, in October, 1872 (vide Zoologist for 1883, p. 341). This bird was seen and identified by Mr. Cecil Smith, the author of “The Birds of Somerset.” Mr. Smith states that he saw it in the possession of […]