Sand Martin

Riparia riparia – GWENNOL Y GLENNYDD – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in January and December

Sand Martin – 2003-07 breeding

Riparia riparia – GWENNOL Y GLENNYDD – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in January and December Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 9 11 Breeding probable 1 3 Breeding possible excluded from total excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 10 (of 478) 14 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 2.1% […]

Sand Martin – 1994

Riparia riparia – GWENNOL Y GLENNYDD – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in January and December 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 9 Breeding probable 1 Breeding possible excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 10 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 2.1% A common summer visitor to Mathew (1894) “nesting in banks, the sides of […]

Sand Martin – 1949

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

Sand Martin – 1894

Cotile riparia A common summer visitor. The Sand Martins were generally first seen some day in the last week of March, flying about Welshhook Bridge, below our house. They were always abundant, perhaps more so even than the Swallows, nesting in banks and in the sides of gravel pits and old quarries. Owing to the want of suitable nesting […]