Wryneck – 1894

Iynx torquilla – A summer visitor; rare; it is very doubtful if it nests in the county.

Only once seen by us at Stone Hall in April, when it was evidently only on passage. We have never heard the not-to-be-mistaken cry of the Wryneck anywhere in the county. We were informed by Mr. Moore, the head-keeper at Picton Castle, that he saw the birds there on the fine trees in the park during the summer months. If he is correct the birds probably nest there. Mr. Dix writes: “I heard this bird for the first time on 6th April ; it was not numerous at any time during the summer.” The Wryneck is included in Mr. Mathias’ list, but Mr. Jefferys has no record of it from the neighbourhood of Tenby.

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

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