Melodious Warbler – records

Hippolais polyglota – ELOR PER – Scarce but near annual passage migrant

Earlier records are summarised in Melodious Warbler 1994

1993 – Singles Skomer 20 May and 17 Sept (GJW)

1994 – Singles at Skokholm 7 ad 30 Aug (MB, GJW et al) and Skomer 11 Sept (PG et al)

1995 – One Skokholm – 5-6 Sept (MB et al)

1996 – Singles Skokholm 8-11 and 17 Aug

1998 – One Strumble Head 4-5 Oct (SB)

2000 – Singles Strumble Hd 7-8 Aug (SB et al) and Skomer 25 Sept-6 Oct (MJP et al).

2002 – One Skokholm 30/31 May (GT)

2005 – Two records Skomer, 15 Aug and 30 Aug were the island’s eighth and ninth records (JGB).

2006 – One record, Skomer 29 Aug (JGB).

2008 -One was caught and ringed on Caldey on 16 Sept (SS) and another was seen on Skomer on 21 Sept (D.Boyle)

2011 – Singles Skokholm 31st July- 1st Aug (M. Betts), 19th – 20th Aug (JGil, SS); and Martin’s Haven 8th-14th Aug (O. Leysham et al).

2012 – Three individuals recorded on Skokholm, 2nd – 3rd Sept. (SS), 15th-17th Sept (MYP) and 7th Oct (LY).

2014 – Three individuals recorded this year, all on Skomer on 3rd Sept (LPL, JWM, EMS), 26th Sept (JWM) and 2nd – 4th & 10th Oct (JWM, EMS).

2015 – Single Skokholm on 15th May (RDB).

2017 – Singles at Whitesands on 1st -2nd Sept (MYP, KYP) on Skokholm 28th Sept – 8th Oct (SWo, RB et al) and one on Skomer 17th – 18h Aug (BB, ES).

2018 – One on Skokholm 2nd & 5th Sept (GE et al)

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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