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

Botaurus stellaris – A rare, occasional winter visitor. The Bittern is now a very rare bird in Pembrokeshire, and there are but few instances of its occurrence of late years. It was more common fifty years ago, in Mr. Tracy’s time. He used to receive a few every winter, and, about the year 1842, he states that he had […]