Corncrake – Records

Crex crex – Formerly bred, now a scarce passage migrant

Earlier records summarised in Corncrake – 1994

1992 – heard calling from three localities around St Davids for about a week from 25 May (JB). One Ramsey, 1 Nov (TRBS)

1993 – records of calling birds, Lower Moor (St Davids) for several nights 28 April onwards (JB), Camrose 15 May (per RM) and for several days Marloes 3 June onwards (KE).

1994 – One maybe two birds were calling in suitable habitat but there was no proof of breeding.

1995 – One called near St Davids 24 April (JB) and one heard calling at Nolton Haven 27 July (KP)

1997 – A single was flushed from Llangloffan Fen 13 Aug (RJH)

1999 – Two records, both from Skokholm, adult 26 May, then an imm 14-17 Sept (GT et al)

2000 – One flushed on Ramsey 21 Sept (SA, RS).

2002 – Two Sept records, the first at Maildy Uchaf, Granston on the 13th (SDSB) (not submitted to WBRC), the other on Skomer on the 27th – the first record there since 1988 (JGB).

2003 – Single flushed out of South Valley, Skomer 21 Sept.

2008 – The only record was one flushed on Skomer on 29th September (D Boyle)

2013 – The only accepted record was one at Whitesands Bay, St. Davids on 25th Apr (MYP). Also one on Skomer on 8th Sept (Welsh Bird Report)

2017 – A male heard calling at Bwlch y groes on 26th Aug (DB)

2020 – One at Abercastle on 11 August (D Gaunt)

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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