Golden Oriole – Records

Oriolus oriolusEurynScarce visitor

Records up to 1992 are summarised in Golden Oriole – 1994

1993 – Singles Skomer 27 May and 27 June

1994 – Singles Dowrog 7 May, Skokholm 5 June and St Bride’s 15th June.

1996 – Singles Skomer 22 May – 6 June, and Hylton Woods 9 June

1997 – Singles Skomer 23 May and Martin’s Haven 3 June

2000 – Male Ramsey 13 & 16 May (RH) and female Marloes Mere 18 May (SJS).

2001 – Single females Skomer 13 & 26 May (JGB et al).

2003 – A series of records from Skomer where: one 28 April, a pair 30 April-1 May with a male remaining to 2 May.  Another male seen by day visitors 15 June (JGB)

2006 – There were 3 on Skomer 14-18 May, all were females or imm males; 2 remained 19th-20th and a single bird 22nd-23rd and 25th (JGB).

2008 –  A female on Skomer 21-26 May (D Boyle) was the only accepted record

2009 – An immature male on Skomer on 14th-15th May (DB et al).

2010 – Rare summer visitor. Male at Bosherston on 25th May (BH). A pair on Skomer 7th May (T. Birkhead).

2012 – A first year or female St Davids Head on 8th May (MYP) was the only record accepted by WRP.

2014 – A male at St. Davids Head on 25th May was the only record (MYP).

2015 – On Skomer, at least four possibly five birds 11th & 12th May, with one remaining until 13th (JWM et al).

2016 – A female at Marloes Mere 6 – 7 May (DJA et al), a male at Dinas Cross 6th July (SEB) and on Skokholm on 11 May (GE, RB et al).

Source: Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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