Osprey – 1994

Pandion haliaetus – GWALCH Y PYSGOD – Occasional visitor. Not recorded from November to February

Not recorded by Mathew (1894) but Lockley et al. (1949) knew of two occurrences, on the Pembroke River in 1904 and again in September 1931. Ospreys have been reported on about 23 occasions since 1966, mostly between July and early October but also once in March, three times in May and once in June. Most records refer to single birds passing along the coast or over the islands but some have stayed awhile about the Cleddau Estuary, where they are attracted by shoals of grey mullet. Frequency of occurrence in Pembrokeshire has increased as the Scottish breeding population has increased.

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

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