Little Bittern – 1994

Ixobrychus minutusAderyn Bwn LeiafRare visitor

One was recorded, but no date was given, from Merlin’s Bridge by Mathew (1894), who also mentioned that one in the Cawdor collection at Stackpole had been procured in the county. Lockley et al. (1949) noted singles off the Pembrokeshire coast in October 1899, shot near Fishguard in about 1916 and “taken” near Solva “many years ago”.

One was found dead at Broad Haven on 26 April 1964, one seen at Sandy Haven on 18 April 1970 and another at Dowrog on 3 May 1983 

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

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