Wilson’s Petrel – records

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Earlier records are summarised in Wilson’s Petrel 1994

1997 – Strumble Head, 5th September (C.Benson, R.H.Davies, G.H.Rees). Mainland sightings are still very rare: the Pembrokeshire record is the third from that headland, but, in Britain, St Ives, Cornwall, leads the way with seven.

1998 – Strumble Head, 11th September (C.Greyall, G.H.Rees et al.).

1999 – Single – Celtic Deep 16 Aug, with at least 3 at latter on 25 Aug (OR et al).

2000 – At sea – Sea-area Lundy, 51°31’N 05°41’W; about 41 km WSW of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, two, 6th August, photo. (D.J.Astins, J.Bennett et al.).

2000 – At sea – Sea Area Lundy, 51°33’N 05°34’W, about 32 km SW of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, 7th August (D.C.Palmer et al.).

2009 – There were two records this year of this much sought after visitor from the Southern Hemisphere both during August. The first was a bird seen at Strumble Head at 06.30 hours on the 1st (RS) and the other was photographed from a shark-fishing boat in the Celtic Deep on the 5th

2021 – One seen from Celtic Deep pelagic 29 Aug (RJ, SJM et al). All of the previous 13 records in Wales have been from Pembrokeshire, either off Strumble Head or in the Celtic Deep.

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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