Marsh Harrier

Circus cyaneus – BOD TINWENScarce passage migrant, winter visitor and former breeder.

Marsh Harrier – 2011

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 […]

Marsh Harrier – 1994

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. […]

Marsh Harrier – 1894

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