Swallow

Hirundo rustica – GWENNOL – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant

Swallow – first and last dates

Hirundo rustica – GWENNOL – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant ‘Winter’ records are observations between December and March, usually at least a month after the last migration records. However, in some years this distinction is not made in the the bird reports. Year First Last Winter records 1981 17 March 31 October 2 December […]

Swallow – 2003-07 breeding

Hirundo rustica – GWENNOL – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 294 338 Breeding probable 70 74 Breeding possible 62 22 No of tetrads occupied 426 (of 478) 434 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 89.1% 88.6% Swallows are highly dependent on the availability of suitable buildings for […]

Swallow – 1994

Hirundo rustica – GWENNOL – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 294 Breeding probable 70 Breeding possible 62 No of tetrads occupied 426 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 89.1% A common summer visitor to Mathew (1894), arriving in April and departing by early October. Lockley et al. (1949) agreed that the Swallow was a […]

Swallow – 1968-72 breeding

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

Swallow – 1949

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

Swallow – 1894

Hirundo rustica – A common summer visitor. We used to greet the Swallows on 10th April, as an average date, at Stone Hall, where they were always numerous, and nested in all our outbuildings, bringing off two broods of young in the course of the summer. When the May Fly was “up” on the Cleddy below our house it was […]