Little Bittern – 1949

Ixobrychus minutus minutus

Mathew records one captured beneath the mill-wheel, near Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, and gives two other, doubtful, records. 

A male captured off the Pembrokeshire coast, Oct 1899, was received at the Cardiff Museum.  A stuffed specimen at a farm near Fishguard was shot about 1916. H.W.Evans recorded one taken near Solva many years ago.

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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