Nightingale – 1949

Luscinia megarhyncha megarhyncha

A male singing in Pointz Castle Valley, a quarter of a mile from the sea; first heard on 12 May 1948, and sang throughout the remainder of the month (J.F. and T.D.).  Did not breed.  In view of this definite record it may be worth noting three earlier reports, previously doubted as being so far west of normal range: one singing nightly May 1923, by the stream at Amroth which divides Pembrokeshire from Carmarthenshire (G.C.); and singing at Wiston 1936 and 1944 (Western Telegraph and Cymric Times, 18 May 1944).

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

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