Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola – CYFFYLOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant.

Woodcock – 1994

Scolopax rusticola – CYFFYLOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant. George Owen (1603) refers to Pengelli Forest “wherein is a greate store of Woodcockes taken yearly” and devotes nearly two pages to their habits and the method of taking them with “nettes erected up between two trees”. Mathew (1894) reports Woodcock as an autumn and […]

Woodcock – 1980s winter

Scolopax rusticola – CYFFYLOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Woodcocks 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 4 birds seen in a […]

Woodcock – 1968-72 breeding

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

Woodcock – 1949

Scolopax rusticola A common winter visitor, especially in hard weather.  In 1603 almost incredibly abundant, but has decreased since, and is probably still decreasing.  Mathew believed it bred in small numbers, and Wintle thought it bred on Caldey.  Alexander (1945) was given no definite evidence of breeding in the county, though a pair, evidently mating, […]

Woodcock – 1894

Scolopax rusticula – An autumn visitor, doubtless also a resident in limited numbers. Although we have no instance of a Woodcock’s nest having been found in the county, it must certainly breed occasionally, if not regularly, in some of the large covers. We had always formed to ourselves large expectations of the sport to be had in Pembrokeshire in […]

Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola – CYFFYLOG – Winter visitor and passage migrant.

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