Circus cyaneus – BOD TINWEN – Scarce passage migrant, winter visitor and former breeder.
Circus cyaneus – BOD TINWEN – Scarce passage migrant, winter visitor and former breeder. The Marsh Harrier breeds throughout the Western Palearctic, wintering southwards as far as Africa but it is resident in some areas. Said to be formerly a common resident in Pembrokeshire, it had become a rare visitor by the time of Mathew […]
Circus cyaneus – BOD TINWEN – Passage migrant and occasional winter visitor This former common resident had by the late 1800s become only a rare visitor (Mathew 1894). Lockley et al. (1949) noted records from the Preseli Mountains and Dowrog. Since then, Marsh Harriers have been recorded in 25 of the 37 years from 1950 to 1987. […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Circus aeruginosus Formerly a common resident, but now only a rare accidental visitor. When we were shooting Snipe near Stone Hall, in the winter of 1880, a fine old male Marsh Harrier flew within a few feet of us, and we might easily have shot it. Sir Hugh Owen has informed us of one shot some years ago on Jordanston […]