Red-footed Falcon – 1994

Falco vespertinusCudyll TroedgochVagrant

Mathew (1894) recorded two seen near Cuffern on 5 May 1887 and an undated “example obtained” at Tregwnt. Lockley et al. (1949) did not admit these though no reason was given. Singles have been seen near Solva from 6 to 16 October 1972, at Skokholm on 27 May 1975 and (presumably the same bird) at St Ann’s Head on 28 May 1975, with a different bird on Skomer from 8 to 11 June 1975, again at Skomer on 20 May 1989 and at Bosherston Pools on 2 June 1992.

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

Note – Mathew’s records not considered acceptable by Naylor/BBRC

Additional record: 1959: A male at Ramsey Pembroke on May 24th. an old record which has only recently
been submitted to and accepted by Brit. Birds. Published in Welsh Bird Report 1994.

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