Curlew – 1894

Numenius arquata

Common on the coasts, especially in winter, when it is seen in flocks.

Single birds often heard and seen flying overhead some distance inland. We have found pairs of Curlews in June on the summits of the Precelly Mountains, and have little doubt they were nesting. During severe frosts in the winter, Curlews visit the fields to search for food, and Mr. Dix states that a flock of five appeared on a water meadow near his residence, and, although the birds were very watchful, one was shot, which proved in good condition.

We believe the Curlew occasionally nests on Skomer Island.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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