Little Ringed Plover – 1994

Charadrius dubius – CWTIAD TORCHOG BACH – Rare visitor

Single birds have been seen at Dale on 16 May 1949, Newgale on 22 April 1956, Mathry on 9 August 1963, Merrion on 27 April 1983, Newport on 4 August 1983, Skokholm on 5 May 1986 with two birds on 11 April 1989, singles at Boulston on 21 September 1986, Pembroke River on 9 August 1987, the Gann on 9 July and 12 September 1989, Skomer on 24 May and 11 July 1990 and 25 May 1992, and Nevern Estuary on 12 September 1991. The increase in occurrence in recent years may be a reflection of the species’ colonisation of Carmarthenshire in the late 1980s where it now nests along the Tywi and several of its tributaries.

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

Photo of little ringed plover at Carew Millpond 2020 by Richard Ellis

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