Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus – PIBYDD GWYRDD – Passage migrant and winter visitor

Green Sandpiper – 2006

Tringa ochropus – PIBYDD GWYRDD – Passage migrant and winter visitor The Green Sandpiper breeds across the northern Palearctic from Scandinavia to Siberia, wintering south of this range as far south as Africa and Asia. From the late 1800’s to the present, the Green Sandpiper has predominantly been an autumn visitor to Pembrokeshire. Throughout this […]

Green Sandpiper – 1994

Tringa ochropus – PIBYDD GWYRDD – Passage migrant and winter visitor Mathew (1894) considered the Green Sandpiper to be a fairly common autumn visitor although Lockley et al. (1949) listed only eight autumn occurrences. It is now a regular autumn passage migrant, up to seven occurring on small ponds, farm slurry lagoons and streams throughout the county, […]

Green Sandpiper – 1980s winter

Tringa ochropus – PIBYDD GWYRDD – Passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Green Sandpipers were present in two estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The colour represents single birds seen a day. The UK is at the northern extremity of the winter range of this species. […]

Green Sandpiper – 1949

Tringa ochropus Mathew describes it as a fairly common autumn visitor, occasionally staying the winter.  One killed St Davids, 8 Aug 1911 (Bertram Lloyd).  One seen River Alan, 3 Sept 1930 (D.L.Lack) One seen near Pembroke, 5 and 7 July, 1936 by B.L. who considered it a regular autumn passage migrant. Recorded Skokholm: 1 Oct […]

Green Sandpiper – 1894

Helodromas ochropus – An autumn visitor. This Sandpiper, which is larger than the preceding species, and is to be known by its conspicuous white tail, broadly barred with black, and by its shrill whistle when it is flushed, makes its appearance by the sides of pools and creeks near the coast about the middle of August, and is fairly common. […]

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus – PIBYDD GWYRDD – Passage migrant and winter visitor