Purple Heron

Ardea purpureaCrëyr PorfforRare visitor

Purple Heron – records

Ardea purpurea – Crëyr Porffor – Rare visitor Four earlier records are mentioned in Purple Heron – 1994 2001 – One Skomer 22 March (JGB) Additional note from the Skomer Bird Report 2001 – The first for the island made landfall in North Valley on 22 March, sinking into the iris bed before moving to Well Pond […]

Purple Heron 1994

Ardea purpurea – Crëyr Porffor – Rare visitor Single birds have been seen at Haverfordwest on 20 April 1932, “near the coast” on 21 April 1945 (Lockley et al. 1949), at Ramsey from 14 to 16 May 1979, at Dowrog from 21 May to 15 July 1979; and a juvenile found dead at Bosherston Pools on 18 November […]

Purple Heron – 1949

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