Tringa ochropus – PIBYDD GWYRDD – Passage migrant and winter visitor
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
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. […]