Storm Petrel

Hydrobates pelagicus – PEDRYN DRYCIN – Breeding summer visitor. Not recorded in January and February.

Storm Petrel – 2003-07 breeding

Hydrobates pelagicus – PEDRYN DRYCIN – Breeding summer visitor. Not recorded in January and February. Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 3 3 Breeding probable Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied 3 (of 478) 3 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads <1% <1% Storm Petrels breed only on the offshore islands, preferring rocky scree […]

Storm Petrel – 1994

Hydrobates pelagicus – PEDRYN DRYCIN – Breeding summer visitor. Not recorded in January and February. 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 3 Breeding probable Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied 3 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 0.6% Storm Petrels are difficult birds to survey, since they nest in crevices, often on inaccessible scree slopes. However, 6,000 pairs were […]

Storm Petrel – 1949

Hydrobates pelagicus Mathew knew only of a small colony “in the chinks of an old wall on top of the cliff” on Skomer.  There are still some on Skomer (about 30 pairs in 1946), but the main colony is on Skokholm, estimated in 1939 at 600 pairs.  It is preyed upon extensively by Little Owls […]

Storm Petrel – 1894

Procellaria pelagica This, tiny Petrel, commonly known by the name of ” Mother Carey’s Chicken,” is resident on Skomer Island, where it nests in the chinks of an old wall on the top of the cliff, and probably nests also on other islands off the Pembrokeshire coast. When we were on Skomer on the last day of May we visited […]

Storm Petrel

Hydrobates pelagicus – PEDRYN DRYCIN – Breeding summer visitor. Not recorded in January and February.