Pratincole – 2014

Glareola pratincolaCwtiad-wennol DorchogRare visitor

One was on Skokholm on 1st May 2014. The first confirmed county record and only the third record for Wales (Birds in Wales vol 12 No. 2).

Extract from the 2014 Skokholm Bird Observatory Report “A vocal flyover on 1st May approached from the east, crossed North Plain, quickly reached the Lighthouse and circled briefly before departing high and north (NM et al). Despite its fleeting appearance, good views of both the chestnut underwing and white trailing edge to the secondaries were secured.

NB. There are two previous records of an unidentified Pratincole in Pembrokeshire: one at Bosherston Pools on 13th April 1981, which was thought likely to be this species, and one at Llanstinan some time prior to 1894.

Source: Skokholm Annual Report 2014

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Collared Pratincole – 1894

Glareola pratincola

A very rare accidental visitor from the south.

It is the lucky fate of the Pratincole when it wanders northwards to the British Isles to be more often seen only than to be secured. This rare bird is included in Mr. Mathias’ list on the strength of one that was seen several times by Mr. Bowen at Llanstinan many years ago. Mr. Bowen pursued the bird for some time, and had one unsuccessful shot at it. Mr. Mathias went to Llanstinan on purpose to search for it, but was not fortunate enough to see it.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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Pratincole

Glareola pratincolaCwtiad-wennol DorchogRare visitor

Pratincole – 2014

Glareola pratincola – Cwtiad-wennol Dorchog – Rare visitor One was on Skokholm on 1st May 2014. The first confirmed county record and only the third record for Wales (Birds in Wales vol 12 No. 2). Extract from the 2014 Skokholm Bird Observatory Report “A vocal flyover on 1st May approached from the east, crossed North Plain, […]

Pratincole – 1994

Glareola pratincola – Cwtiad-wennol Dorchog – Rare visitor One seen hawking over Bosherston Pools on 13 April 1981 (D.A.Henshilwood) was probably a collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola) Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire More about the Collared Pratincole in Pembrokeshire