Leach’s Petrel

Oceanodroma leucorhoaPedryn-Drycin Gynffon FforchogProbably a regular visitor in variable numbers. Not recorded in January, March, April or August.

Leach’s Petrel – 2012

Oceanodroma leucorhoa – Pedryn-Drycin Gynffon Fforchog – Probably a regular visitor in variable numbers. Not recorded in January, March, April or August. Breeds around the North Atlantic and North Pacific, migrating south to winter in regions of tropical convergences. Summer Leach’s Petrels have been noted visiting Storm Petrel breeding colonies at Skokholm, occasionally singing, as […]

Leach’s Petrel – 1994

Oceanodroma leucorhoa – Pedryn-Drycin Gynffon Fforchog – Probably a regular visitor in variable numbers. Not recorded in January, March, April or August. Mathew (1894) stated that “it is not very rare as a visitor in stormy weather”. Lockley et al. (1949) expressed surprise at this statement for they knew of only one occurrence “in the last fifty […]

Leach’s Fork-tailed Petrel – 1949

Oceanodroma leucorrhoa leucorrhoa Mathew rather surprisingly described it as a not very rare visitor in stormy weather.  He gives no definite records, and only one has been recorded in the fifty years since, picked up at Pembroke Dock, 12 Nov 1931, and sent to the National Museum of Wales. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, […]

Leach’s Petrel – 1894

Procellaria leucorrhoa This is a little larger than the Storm-Petrel, is of a browner black, has a grey line across the edges of the wing-coverts, and a deeply forked tail, so that one of its common names is the Fork-tailed Petrel. It is not known to breed on any of our islands, but it is not very rare, as a […]

Leach’s Petrel

Oceanodroma leucorhoa – Pedryn-Drycin Gynffon Fforchog – Probably a regular visitor in variable numbers. Not recorded in January, March, April or August.