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Monday
Jan302017

Black Stork - 2015

One over the Garland Stone on Skomer on 25th May (MW, TW), also seen over West Hook
Farm on the same day.

 

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Jan302017

Bea-eater - 1993 to 2014

1993

One skomer 25th May (KJSD, SJS) and perhaps mthe same bird at St Nicholas 25th May (MC).

1996

One sen at Ramsey around the farmhouse on 12th June (IDB).

1997

One on the morning of 13th May on Skokholm, the first record for the island,. It proceeded to devour numerous bumble-bees caught in brief sorties made from it's elder bush or fence-wire perches (GT).

1999

One at Maengwyn Farm (near Rosebush) 20th June. (JS).

2003

One Skomer, 1st May. (MO, CJ). Another Skokholm and Marloes Mere on 8th June, presumed to be one bird (GT, GN, CR et al).

2007

One at Treleyddn Farm on 2nd May (PJG et al).

2008

Two records, both singles. The first at Dinas Cross on 27th April (JP Daniels); the second on Ramsey on 24th June, where the bird sat on the Waterings exclosure for 40 minutes before flying off high towards the mainland (per Greg Morgan).

2011

Two flew over Pen Anglas on 22nd April (SEB) and a single was seen on Skomer on 14th June (DB) - the 3rd island record.

2012

One at Strumble Head on 19th May (RS).

2014

Three were seen passing over St. David’s Head on 17th May (KYP, MYP).

 

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Jan302017

Bean Goose - 2006

One of the race fabalis at Skomer on 2nd November 2006. It flew south, calling, low over the Central Fields at first light. (JGB).

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Jan302017

Avocet - 2010 and 2011

2010

Singles reported fromSandy Haven/Gann 3rd and 4th January and on Pembroke River 1st April.

 

2011

One was seen at Sprinkle Pill on 13th and 19th February.

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Jan302017

Aquatic Warbler - 1995 and 2000

1995

Two were trapped and ringed at Teif Marshes, 4th and 19th August 1995 (J Gr, DKR). The first mainland record for the county.

2000

One by West Pond, Skomer 22nd September (MJP et al). The fourth Island record.

Monday
Jan302017

Western Orphean Warbler - 2013

One in a garden at Orlandon Kilns, Dale from 10th November to 5th December 2013 was the first record for Pembrokeshire, new to Wales and the third for Britain.

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Jan302017

Swainson's Thrush - 2015

A single on Skokholm 2nd – 10th June (RDB et al). This represents the second record for
Pembrokeshire, the first being on Skokholm between 14th - 19th Oct 1967.

 

Monday
Jan302017

Squacco Heron - 2010

A juvenile, at Angle Harbour from 10th October, was last reported on 14th November (T Parry). The first record for Pembrokeshire.

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Jan302017

Siberian Stonechat - 1986 to 1997

Siberian Stonechats subspecies maura or stejnegeri were noted at Strumble Head on 12th October 1986 (G.H. Rees et al.), at Skokholm from 11th to 15th October 1990 and 20th October 1992 (Donovan and Rees, 1994).

Another of the S. t. maura group was at Strumble Head on 6th October 1997 (C Benson, GH Rees).

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Jan302017

Green-winged Teal - 1972 to 1997

Considered initially as an American race Anas crecca carolinensis.

Males were noted at Rosehill Marsh on 30th January 1972; at the Gann on 22nd - 27th April 1977 and 2nd March 1986 (Donovan and Rees, 1994).  

In 1996, individuals (perhaps the same one) at Skokholm 15th to 17th April (G Thompson) and Marloes Mere 3rd to 11th May 1996 (KJS Devonald, GH Rees et al). (1996 Pembrokeshire Bird Report). 

In 1997, a male at Skokholm 17th April 1997 and at Skomer 18th April to 1st May. (1997 Pembrokeshire Bird Report). 

Monday
Jan302017

Red-flanked Bluetail - 2010

A female in North Valley, Skomer, on 25th October 2010 was the first Pembrokeshire record and the second for Wales; the other being at Bardsey (North Wales) in 2007.

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Jan302017

Pallid Harrier - 2013

A first summer male on Skomer, 20th April to 1st May 2013 (D Boyle, L Yates et al). The first record for Pembrokeshire and for Wales.