Wood Sandpiper – 1994

Tringa glareolaPibydd y GraeanScarce 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.

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

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