Lapland Bunting – 1994

Calcarius lapponicusBras y GogleddPassage migrant. Not recorded in March, April and December

The first birds recorded in Wales were two at Skokholm from 5 to 12 September 1936, followed by another one on 10 May 1948 (Lockley et al. 1949). Subsequently small numbers of Lapland Buntings have been recorded passing through Pembrokeshire in most autumns, up to five at a time being noted between 2 September and 22 November at Skokholm and Skomer and less often at headlands, including Stackpole, St Davids and Strumble. At Strumble Head 26 birds,were seen on 5 October 1987 and again on 24 September 1988.

They have been noted on the islands three times in May, once in June and July and twice in August. The only winter records are of two at Skomer on 4 February 1962 and of a party of eight at Newport on 28 January 1976.

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

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