Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii Môr-wennol WridogScarce visitor, formerly bred. Not recorded from November to March

Roseate Tern – records

Sterna dougallii – Môr-wennol Wridog – Scarce visitor, formerly bred. Not recorded from November to March Previous records are analysed in Roseate Tern 2008 2009 – Singles reported passing Strumble Head on 9th, 20th & 31st Aug. Four on Sept. 5th and an amazing 12 on the 8th (10 of which were adults). 2010 – Only […]

Roseate Tern – 2008

Sterna dougallii – Môr-wennol Wridog – Scarce passage migrant; former breeder. The Roseate Tern breeds in colonies dotted along the shores of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, stretching from Europe in the north to Australia in the south. The European population migrates to winter off the coast of West Africa. E. Lort-Phillips visited Grassholm […]

Roseate Tern – 1994

Sterna dougallii – Môr-wennol Wridog – Scarce visitor, formerly bred. Not recorded from November to March Mathew (1894) stated that Roseate Terns formerly bred on Skokholm Stack. E. Lort Phillips visited a small colony breeding on Grassholm in 1883 and Lockley et al. (1949) referred to breeding on Grassholm in about 1885. Roseate Terns were not recorded in […]

Roseate Tern – 1949

Sterna dougallii dougallii Recorded as breeding at Grassholm, c1885 and Mathew states that it formerly bred on Skokholm Stack.  J.Wynne writes that Mr Treweeks of Pembroke had a specimen taken locally.  One in the collection of Dr Mills was obtained at Pembroke, May 1887.  W.M.Congreve records one in the collection at the Hall, Angle, obtained […]

Roseate Tern – 1894

Sterna dougalli Now only a rare visitor, but perhaps, formerly a regular summer visitor, and nesting on Skokholm Stack, where Mr. Mathias has informed us that some used to breed in company with the Common Terns. Mr. Mathias, who knows this beautiful species well on wing, has several times (but not in recent years) seen Roseate Terns fishing off the east […]

Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii – Môr-wennol Wridog – Scarce visitor, formerly bred. Not recorded from November to March