Red-footed Falcon – records

Falco vespertinusCudyll TroedgochVagrant

2006 – A male seen and photographed at Bicton on 17 June (AK).

2017 – A male was discovered at Strumble Head by visiting birders on 11th May and remained here until the 13th. Accepted by WRP. Photo above by Mike Young-Powell.

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

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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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Red-footed Falcon – 1894

Tinnunculus vespertinus – A very rare accidental straggler from the south.

Writing to us from Cuffern, on May 5th, 1887, our friend, the late Mr. John Stokes, informed us: “Two days ago I saw at Ferny Glen two small Hawks, one nearly black, and the other a brownish black; very pointed wings, like a common Swift, and about eight to ten inches in length. I have never seen them before, and I put them down to be the Red-legged Falcon.” Mr. John Stokes was an excellent ornithologist, and we have little doubt that he was correct in the name he gave to these rare visitors. Ferny Glen is only distant about a mile from the coast of St. Bride’s Bay.

Sir Hugh Owen has informed us that an example of the Red-footed Falcon was obtained at Tregwynt, a well-wooded spot on the northern coast of the county, and a noted Woodcock cover, at the time when it was the residence of Mr. Llewellin, now many years ago, but could give us no particulars as to the season, sex, &c, of this rarity.

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

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Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinusCudyll TroedgochVagrant

Red-footed Falcon – records

Falco vespertinus – Cudyll Troedgoch – Vagrant 2006 – A male seen and photographed at Bicton on 17 June (AK). 2017 – A male was discovered at Strumble Head by visiting birders on 11th May and remained here until the 13th. Accepted by WRP. Photo above by Mike Young-Powell. More about the Red-footed Falcon in […]

Red-footed Falcon – 1994

Falco vespertinus – Cudyll Troedgoch – Vagrant 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 […]