Bittern – 1980s winter

Botaurus stellaris – ADERYN Y BWN – Sparse winter visitor. Not recorded from July to September

The darkest colour on the map for the BTO winter atlas of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84 represents 3 or more birds seen in a day. In Pembrokeshire 4 at Bosherston was the maximum.

Graham Rees

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

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