Nightjar – records

Caprimulgus europaeusTroellwr MawrBreeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from October to March

Earlier records summarised in Nightjar 1994

1993 – Singles Skokholm 18 May, Mathry 24 May, Porthclais 26 May and Skomer 20 Sept.

1994 – A pair at Velindre Farchog in May.

1996 – 2 calling and wing clapping Upton 30 Apr (PS).

1997 – One calling Sutton 15 May (KPG).

1998 – One nr Goodwick 23 May (CB).

1999 – One Mynydd Morfa 30 Apr (AN).

2003 – Singles Rhodiad y Brenin 5 June and Treleddyd Fawr 7 June (J.B)

2005 – Female Skomer 25 May first for the island since 1993 (JGB). Male singing nr Bwlch y groes 4 June (AP) but not heard subsequently.

2009 – Single Ratford Bridge on 6th July (TA).

2012 – One on Skomer on 5th May (DB).

2016 – A single seen on Skomer on 15th May was the only record

2018 – Single St Davids Head on 27th May was the only record

2021 – One heard churring at Ty Rhyg on 12 June.

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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