Black Grouse

Tetrao tetrixGrugiar DduRare visitor

Black Grouse – 1994

Tetrao tetrix – Grugiar Ddu – Rare visitor Mathew (1894) noted that Black Grouse bones were discovered in Longbury Bank cave near Tenby in 1878. He concluded that the species must have been indigenous, but in his own time knew only of a few introduced at Trecwn, which did not survive long. The only records since […]

Black Grouse – 1949

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

Black Grouse – 1894

Tetrao tetrix We cannot say how long ago the Black Grouse ceased to exist as an indigenous bird in the county. Mr. Dix states that he had heard of a few in the neighbourhood of Fishguard, but he certainly referred to those the late Mr. Barham turned down at Trecwn in his attempt to naturalize the birds upon his […]

Black Grouse – Pre-historical

Tetrao tetrix – Grugiar Ddu – Rare visitor Ice Age Studies by Anne Eastham on the bird bones in the Hoyles Mouth and Little Hoyle caves near Tenby show that Black Grouse were present in the area 10,000 years ago.  The bones were found in a scree deposit left at the end of the last […]