Honey Buzzard – 1994

Rare visitor

Mathew (1894) mentions one seen at Creselly in 1851. Otherwise the first record was of a single bird at Skomer from 29 September to 13 October 1974. It has since been recorded at Skomer on 30 May 1985, at Skokholm on 18 August 1982, 14 July 1989, 19 May 1990, and 18 and 19 August 1991, and at an inland locality in June 1984. Three together flew in off the sea at Strumble Head on 18 October 1981.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

Notes:

  • 1982 record on Skokholm was actually on the 10 August
  • 1991 record was on Skomer, not Skokholm as implied above

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