Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle – GWYLOG DDUSporadic visitor, former breeder

Black Guillemot – Breeding

Cepphus grylle – GWYLOG DDU – Sporadic visitor, former breeder A supplement to the Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pembrokeshire 2003-2007. On 13th June 2003, a black guillemot in summer plumage flew into the cliffs at Penally. In 2007, two birds were recorded in Fishguard Harbour in June and July raising speculation that they may […]

Black Guillemot – 1994

Sporadic visitor, former breeder Montague (1866) said of the Black Guillemot “we have seen it rarely on the coast of Wales near Tenbeigh where a few breed annually”. Mathew (1894) knew of no further occurrences but Lockley et al. (1949) added five records of single birds at the Teifi Estuary, St David’s Head and Jack Sound, all […]

Black Guillemot – 1894

Uria grylle A century ago there were a few Black Guillemots resident on the Pembrokeshire coast. Colonel Montagu, writing in his Ornithological Dictionary in 1802, says: “We have seen it rarely on the coast of Wales near Tenbeigh (sic), where a few breed annually; but nowhere else that we could find from thence to St. David’s.” None now breed south of […]