Long-billed Dowitcher – 2017 Skokholm

Limnodromus scolopaceusGïach Gylfin-hir Vagrant

A vocal flyover on 1st November looked to be landing on North Pond but pulled up and banked sharply towards South Pond (RDB). A similar descent was made over South Pond, with the bird spiralling in with dangling legs, however it again pulled up before heading east and away from the Island. The high pitched kwip-ip alarm and then straight kwip flight call were both indicative of Long-billed Dowitcher; Short-billed Dowitcher typically give more Turnstone-like notes. The record was accepted by the British Birds Rarities Committee as the fourth for Pembrokeshire.

Skokholm Annual Report 2017

More about the Long-billed Dowitcher in Pembrokeshire