Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus – RHEGAN Y DWR – Winter visitor and scarce breeder

Water-Rail – 2020-21 WeBS

The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.

Water Rail – 2003-07 breeding

Rallus aquaticus – RHEGAN Y DWR – Winter visitor and scarce breeder Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 2 1 Breeding probable 6 5 Breeding possible 12 10 No of tetrads occupied 20 (of 478) 16 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 4.2% 3.3% This slender, long-billed crake with its cryptic brown and grey […]

Water Rail – 1994

Rallus aquaticus – RHEGAN Y DWR – Winter visitor and scarce breeder 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 2 Breeding probable 6 Breeding possible 12 No of tetrads occupied 20 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 4.2% Bogs, moors and rough ground were much more widespread in Pembrokeshire during the nineteenth century when Mathew (1894) considered the Water Rail […]

Water Rail – 1980s winter

Rallus aquaticus – RHEGAN Y DWR – Winter visitor and scarce breeder The BTO winter atlas showed that Water rails were present in the majority of 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 over 3 birds […]

Water-Rail – 1949

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

Water-Rail – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew