Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1994

Ficedula parvaGwybedog BrongochRare visitor

Thirty-two single birds have been recorded in autumn since the first was noted at Skokholm on 26 September 1949, with 70% of the records falling between 20 September and 20 October, and with extreme dates of 20 August and 31 October. There are just five mainland records, from St David’s, Haverfordwest, Saundersfoot, Llanwnda and Strumble Head, the majority of records coming from the offshore islands of Grassholm, Skomer, the Smalls, South Bishop, and, overwhelmingly, Skokholm.

Single Red-breasted Flycatchers were at Skokholm on 19 May 1972 and 20 May 1988.

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

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