Corncrake

Crex crex – Formerly bred, now a scarce passage migrant

Corncrake – Records

Crex crex – Formerly bred, now a scarce passage migrant Earlier records summarised in Corncrake – 1994 1992 – heard calling from three localities around St Davids for about a week from 25 May (JB). One Ramsey, 1 Nov (TRBS) 1993 – records of calling birds, Lower Moor (St Davids) for several nights 28 April onwards […]

Corncrake – 2011

Formerly bred, now a scarce passage migrant. Not recorded in November, January or February Breeding Formerly a common and widespread breeding summer visitor to Pembrokeshire, as noted by George Owen in 1603 and Murray Mathew in 1894, the Corncrake has subsequently decreased and then disappeared as a nesting species. The decline in the breeding population […]

Corncrake – 1994

Formerly bred, now a scarce passage migrant. Not recorded in November, January or February According to Mathew (1894) the Comcrake was a numerous and widespread breeding summer visitor between mid-April and late October. In 1927 Lloyd still found them in widespread localities and noted that they were commoner in Pembrokeshire than they were in south […]

Corn-Crake – 1949

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

Corn-Crake – 1894

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