Great Shearwater

Puffinus gravis – ADERYN-DRYCIN MAWR – Near annual passage migrant

Great Shearwater – records

Puffinus gravis – ADERYN-DRYCIN MAWR – Near annual rare autumn passage migrant Earlier records are summarised in Great Shearwater 2007 2008 – The only accepted record was from Strumble Head, 4th September 2009 – Single birds recorded on three occasions this autumn off Strumble Head: on 17th Aug (AR), 29th Aug & on 3rd Oct […]

Great Shearwater – 2007

Puffinus gravis – ADERYN-DRYCIN MAWR – Near annual passage migrant The Great Shearwater breeds on islands in the Tristan da Cunha group, Gough Island and Kidney Island in the Falklands. Outside the breeding season they migrate up the western Atlantic to Newfoundland, spreading to Greenland and the Denmark Strait. They return southwards on the eastern […]

Great Shearwater – 1994

Puffinus gravis – ADERYN-DRYCIN MAWR – Near annual passage migrant Mathew (1894) noted one probable occurrence and one or two were recorded at the Smalls on 3 September 1917. These records were reported by Lockley et al. (1949) who considered them unsatisfactory but gave no reasons for this judgement. One bird in Jack Sound on 15 August […]

Great Shearwater – 1894

GREATER SHEARWATER, Puffinus major An occasional visitor – rare. Writing to us on September 18th, 1886, the Rev. Clennell Wilkinson, rector of Castle Martin, says: “The Greater Shearwater I think I have seen washed up dead on the shore, but that was some years ago, and I am not now very certain about it.” This is a considerably larger and […]