Tringa glareola – Pibydd y Graean – Scarce passage migrant
Mathew (1894) recorded a Wood Sandpiper at Stone Hall (Welsh Hook) in spring, the next being reported in 1955 when single birds were seen at Skokholm from 10-20 August and at Little Milford on 11 August.
Since then it has proved to be a scarce migrant more frequently seen in the autumn than the spring, having been recorded in 22 autumns and 11 springs. No more than two have occurred, between 17 April and 5 June and between 2 July and 8 October. Most records are from coastal areas, mainly Skokholm, Skomer and the Gann, but inland occurrences have been noted at Hilton Court, Croesgoch, Stone Hall, Rosebush reservoir, Letterston and Ffynnonnau.