Bittern

Botaurus stellaris – ADERYN Y BWN – Sparse winter visitor. Not recorded from July to September

Bittern – records

Botaurus stellaris – ADERYN Y BWN – Sparse winter visitor. Not recorded from July to September Previous records are summarised in Bittern 1994 The right-hand column shows the number of individuals that were recorded in that year. 1995 Singles Penally Ranges 16 Nov (G&KBH), Dowrog 11 Dec (JB), Trefeiddan 26 Dec (JB) and Pontiago 31 […]

Bittern – 1994

Botaurus stellaris – ADERYN Y BWN – Sparse winter visitor. Not recorded from July to September George Owen (1603) refers to Bitterns breeding in the “bogges” of Pembrokeshire. Mathew (1894) regarded the Bittern as a winter visitor, quoting many records including 13 killed in one week during the hard winter of 1842. Lockley et al. (1949) noted […]

Bittern – 1980s winter

Botaurus stellaris – ADERYN Y BWN – Sparse winter visitor. Not recorded from July to September The darkest colour on the map for the BTO winter atlas of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84 represents 3 or more birds seen in a day. In Pembrokeshire 4 at Bosherston was the maximum. Graham Rees More about the Bittern in […]

Bittern – 1949

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

Bittern – 1894

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