Arenaria interpres – CWTAID Y TRAETH – Largely a winter visitor and passage migrant
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
Arenaria interpres – CWTAID Y TRAETH – Largely a winter visitor and passage migrant Mathew (1894) only recorded Turnstones as rare autumn visitors with no spring records, though by 1949 Lockley et al. (1949) noted its occurrence throughout the year with the smallest numbers, usually immature birds, in mid-summer. Some Turnstones are present in coastal Pembrokeshire throughout […]
Arenaria interpres – CWTAID Y TRAETH – Largely a winter visitor and passage migrant he BTO winter atlas showed that Turnstones were present in the majority of coastal 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square. The darkest blue represents 33-100 […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Strepsilas interpres – An autumn visitor to the coast; rather rare. Sir Hugh Owen has shot the Turnstone on the sands at Goodwick. We have heard of others at Angle and Tenby, all immature birds in their first plumage. We have no record of one obtained in the spring in the beautiful nesting dress. Mr. Tracy considered this species scarce, […]