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

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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