A place to share your observations of mammals, reptiles and amphibians in Pembrokeshire. Please give date, what you have seen and where (preferably a grid reference, but a farm/village name or postcode will do), and what it was doing. Send records to rushmoor1 at tiscali.co.uk.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Dark blue dots show records since 2000 Mid blue dots show records from 1990 - 2000 Light blue dots show records from before 1990
Hares are pretty scarce in Pembrokeshire, and mostly confined to the area between Newport and Cardigan, with a few scattered records elsewhere. So when I was walking along what turned out to be a defunct footpath on the Carmarthenshire border, I was thrilled to see a hare out in the open. He stood around for a while, so I got a good look at him, and then he turned and ran hell for leather towards the Carmarthenshire border!! I talked to the farmer who said that he saw hares regularly, and later to another farmer nearby who also said she saw hares regularly. So there seems to be a previously unrecorded population in the far east of the county.