Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria – CWTIAD AUR – Winter visitor and passage migrant

Golden Plover – 1994

Pluvialis apricaria – CWTIAD AUR – Winter visitor and passage migrant Golden Plovers were evidently much more numerous in the past, for Mathew (1894) noted that “tens of thousands visited the county” in the very cold spring of 1886. Lockley et al. (1949) added that “frosty conditions with north-east winds bring great numbers to Pembrokeshire”. They are […]

Golden Plover – 1980s winter

Pluvialis apricaria – CWTIAD AUR – Winter visitor and passage migrant The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 496 birds. The BTO winter atlas showed that Golden Plovers were present in both estuarine and agricultural 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. […]

Golden Plover – 1894

Charadrius pluvialis A winter visitor; perhaps, also, a resident. Mr. Dix says, “common on the mountains in winter, they were seen here last year by the second week in October.” Although we have ourselves failed to detect the Golden Plover among the birds nesting on the Precelly Mountains, we think it extremely likely that a few pairs […]