Long-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceusGïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant

Long-billed Dowitcher – 2017 Skokholm

Limnodromus scolopaceus – Gïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant A vocal flyover on 1st November looked to be landing on North Pond but pulled up and banked sharply towards South Pond (RDB). A similar descent was made over South Pond, with the bird spiralling in with dangling legs, however it again pulled up before heading east and away […]

Long-billed Dowitcher – 2015 Skokholm

Limnodromus scolopaceus – Gïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant A vocal juvenile which circled North Plain in heavy drizzle on the evening of 20th September was seen and heard sufficiently well to confirm the identification before it roosted on the back of North Pond 50 (RDB, GE, BB, et al.). The bird was seen in flight and heard […]

Long-billed Dowitcher – 2013

Limnodromus scolopaceus – Gïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant At c.13:30 on 1st January 2013, I noticed a dowitcher feeding on one of the islands in the freshwater lagoon near the Gann Estuary in Dale, Pembrokeshire.  This wader was generally snipe-like in size, shape and feeding behaviour, but was strikingly grey with a strong white supercillium extending from […]

Long-billed Dowitcher – 1994

Limnodromus scolopaceus – Gïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant One bird seen at the Gann from 12 December 1987 to 3 January 1988 (G.H.Rees et al) might well have remained through the winter but for frequent disturbance by dog-walkers, an increasing hazard for all our shore-birds. Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire Photo – Long-billed Dowitcher […]

Long-billed Dowitcher – 1987 first for Pembrokeshire

Limnodromus scolopaceus – Gïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant Although restricted as a breeding species to north-east Siberia, Alaska and north-west Canada, the Long-billed Dowitcher is an almost annual vagrant to Britain and Ireland. A first winter bird was at the Gann from the 12th December 1987 to the 3rd January 1988. Late in the afternoon of the […]