Nightingale – records

Luscinia megarhynchosEosScarce visitor

Earlier records are summarised in Nightingale 1994

1992 – singles Strumble Head 14 May and Skokholm 27 May

1993 – One Skokholm 10 May

1995 Singles Skokholm 16 April (4 days earlier than previously recorded in Pembs), Goodwick Moor 4 May, and Skomer 14 June

1999 – One Skomer 30 April (JWD) (not submitted to WBRP)

2000 – Single Ramsey 2 Aug (RH). (not submitted to WBRP)

2002 – A Nightingale sang at Skokholm on 2 June (GT), despite St David having reputedly banned them from doing so in this region.

2004 – An elusive bird North Valley bottom, Skomer 12 May (JGB)

2015 – The only record of this scarce migrant was of one trapped on Skokholm on 27th April (RDB).

2016 – A single on Skomer 13 May.

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports, which may contain more detail than shown here.

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Nightingale – 1994

Luscinia megarhynchosEosScarce visitor

Mathew (1894) did not record the Nightingale but Lockley et al. (1949) noted one singing at Pointz Castle from 12 to 31 May 1948 and speculated whether claims at Amroth in 1923 and Wiston in 1936 and 1944 should have been taken seriously.

Since then single Nightingales have been observed in 20 years between 1951 and 1992, but not more than three have been recorded in any one year. Most have occurred in spring, between 20 April and 31 May, some singing for three weeks at localities including Llys-y-fran, Lawrenny and West Williamston. Autumn records all come from the islands of Skokholm and Skomer between 14 August and 25 September.

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

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Nightingale – 1949

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A male singing in Pointz Castle Valley, a quarter of a mile from the sea; first heard on 12 May 1948, and sang throughout the remainder of the month (J.F. and T.D.).  Did not breed.  In view of this definite record it may be worth noting three earlier reports, previously doubted as being so far west of normal range: one singing nightly May 1923, by the stream at Amroth which divides Pembrokeshire from Carmarthenshire (G.C.); and singing at Wiston 1936 and 1944 (Western Telegraph and Cymric Times, 18 May 1944).

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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Nightingale

Luscinia megarhynchosEosScarce visitor

Nightingale – records

Luscinia megarhynchos – Eos – Scarce visitor Earlier records are summarised in Nightingale 1994 1992 – singles Strumble Head 14 May and Skokholm 27 May 1993 – One Skokholm 10 May 1995 Singles Skokholm 16 April (4 days earlier than previously recorded in Pembs), Goodwick Moor 4 May, and Skomer 14 June 1999 – One […]

Nightingale – 1994

Luscinia megarhynchos – Eos – Scarce visitor Mathew (1894) did not record the Nightingale but Lockley et al. (1949) noted one singing at Pointz Castle from 12 to 31 May 1948 and speculated whether claims at Amroth in 1923 and Wiston in 1936 and 1944 should have been taken seriously. Since then single Nightingales have been observed […]

Nightingale – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.