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

Rallus aquaticus – Resident. We had numerous Water-Rails at Stone Hall, and often saw them feeding on the lawn in company with Moor-hens. In the dusk, when they were running on the garden paths, we sometimes took them for rats. We used to see plenty of them by the Cleddy when fishing, and in the winter sometimes flushed them from […]