Milvus milvus – BARCUD COCH – Scarce visitor
Milvus milvus – BARCUD COCH – Scarce visitor Fieldwork 2003-07 (based on 490 tetrads) Red = breeding confirmed, Orange = breeding probable, Yellow = breeding possible Tetrads in which registered = 43 (8.8%) Red Kites became extinct as a breeding species in Pembrokeshire in the latter half of the 19th century following intense persecution. They […]
Milvus milvus – BARCUD COCH – Scarce visitor Once a common resident but by Mathew’s (1894) time had become a rare occasional visitor. Lockley et al. (1949) added one record, a bird on the north side of Preseli Top on 17 April 1947. It occurs more frequently now, one or more being seen most years, usually appearing […]
Milvus milvus – BARCUD COCH – Scarce visitor A single Red Kite was recorded during the BTO winter atlas during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. More about the Red Kite in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
KITE, Milvus ictinus – Once a common resident, now only a rare occasional visitor. The Rev. C. M. Phelps states that when he was a boy he often heard of, and saw the Kite glide over the farm yards, and threaten the unhappy hens with the loss of their chickens. This was on the mountains, ” some seven miles […]