Swift

Apus apus – GWENNOL DDU –Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from November to February 

Swift – first and last dates

Apus apus – GWENNOL DDU –Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant.  Previous records are summarised in Swift 1994 Year First record Last record 1993 4 May 8 Oct 1994 28 April 30 Sept 1995 29 April 30 Oct 1996 15 April 7 Sept 1997 23 April 11 Oct 1998 21 April 26 Sept 1999 12 April […]

Swift – 2003-07 breeding

Apus apus – GWENNOL DDU –Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from November to February  Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 89 39 Breeding probable 11 13 Breeding possible excluded from total excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 100 (of 478) 52 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 20.9% 10.6% Swifts nest in […]

Swift – 1994

Apus apus – GWENNOL DDU –Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from November to February  1984-88 Breeding confirmed 89 Breeding probable 11 Breeding possible excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 100 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 20.9% Mathew (1894) regarded the Swift as a summer visitor, local but numerous in places, and noted breeding […]

Swift – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Swift in Pembrokeshire

Swift – 1949

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

Swift – 1894

Cypselus apus – A summer visitor; local; numerous in places. To be seen about the old castles, such as Kilgerran and Pembroke, about the cathedral at St. David’s, &c, &c. Also evidently nesting in places in the cliffs on the coasts, in crags inland, in old cottage and farm-house roofs and chimneys, &c, &c. We always had plenty of Swifts […]