Black Tern

Chlidonias nigerCors-wennol DduAnnual passage migrant.

Black Tern – 2006

Chlidonias niger – Cors-wennol Ddu – Annual passage migrant. The Black Tern has a widespread breeding range embracing the North Americas, Europe and Western Asia. Most of those seen in Pembrokeshire probably originated in Scandinavia, Poland and the western region of the former Soviet Union. Birds from this area migrate to winter along the western […]

Black Tern – 1994

Chlidonias niger – Cors-wennol Ddu – Passage migrant. Not recorded from December to March or in June and July Mathew (1894) cited only two undated occurrences at Castle Martin and Fishguard, Lockley et al. (1949) adding one shot at St David’s in September 1904. Up to six were seen in 15 of the next 32 years, though there were […]

Black Tern – 1949

Chlidonias niger niger Recorded by Mathew as “seen occasionally” but he gives no dates, and only mentions it as seen as Castlemartin and shot at Fishguard.  The only recent record is of an immature bird shot at St Davids, Sept 1904 (Bertram Lloyd). R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More […]

Black Tern – 1894

Hydrochelidon nigra Seen occasionally on its passage in the autumn. The Rev. Clennell Wilkinson has seen Black Terns flying over a large pool of fresh water on the Burrows in Castle Martin parish, and Sir Hugh Owen has shot it at Goodwick. Included in Mr. Mathias’ list. The Black Tern is a lacustrine species, and may often be met with […]

Black Tern

Chlidonias niger – Cors-wennol Ddu – Annual passage migrant.