Night Heron – 1949

Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax

Mathew records one shot near Pembroke mill-pond c.1857, and another there 7 Dec 1868; also at Lord’s Meadow Lamphey (no date) and three roosting in a tree within 30 yards of St Davids Cathedral, 1876, of which one was shot 12 May. 

A male, now in the National Museum of Wales, from the collection of Dr Mills, was shot near Pembroke 14 Nov 1919.

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

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