Water Pipit – records

Anthus spinolettaCorhedydd y DŵrScarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September

Earlier records are summarised in Water Pipit 1994

1994 – A bird in full breeding plumage was at Skokholm 1 May. Five at Penally Range 26 Apr, one 25 May and four on 7 Oct one 25 May and 4 on 7 Oct.

1995 – none

1996 – One Ramsey 8 Sept

1997 – One Ramsey 23 Sept

1998 – One Ramsey 12 April (KN)

2000 – Single Gann 5 Dec (PKG).

2001 – Singles Newgale 9 Dec MB), Nevern Est 19-31 Dec (DJ et al) and Cerbyd 25 Dec (MS).

2002 – Single Nevern Est 3 Jan-16 Feb, two there on 7 Jan and one in spring plumage 5 Mar. Single Newgale 17 Nov-24 Dec and a different bird on 22 Dec and 3 on 14 Dec.

2003 – Newgale Marsh: 3 on 11 Jan, singles 13 Jan, 27 Feb, 4 on 5 Dec, 10 on 6 Dec, 3 on 8 Dec. Singles Nevern Est 21 Nov and Angle 22 Nov.

2004 – 3 Newgale campsite 26 Jan (LL), Singles Newgale campsite 20 Nov (DJA), Nevern Est 6 Dec (SB).

2005 – Singles Nevern Est 6 and 12 Jan, 30 Oct, 13, 21, 25, and 27 Nov (S.B),12 Dec (S.E.B), 15 Dec (E.H).

2006 – Single Newport 18 Feb (PKG).

2007 – The only record was of a passage bird at the Webley, Teifi Est. on 12th May (JG).

2008 – Singles Pembroke River on 12 March (BH) and Newgale on 1 Nov (LL)

2009 – Singles Newgale on 20th Jan, 14th -15th Nov and 9th & 12th Dec, also at Angle Bay on 1st Jan and 16th Nov.

2010 – Singles Nevern Est. on 3rd – 13th Jan, 3rd – 7th Apr when it was in near summer plumage and at Lawrenny on 2nd Feb.

2011 – Singles on the Pembroke River on 15th & 17th Dec and at Newgale on 30th Dec

2012 – Singles Hook on 15th Jan and Newgale Marsh on 6th Jan, 3rd & 27th Feb

2013 – Two on the Teifi Marshes on 13th Apr, singles St David’s on 28th Apr and at Newgale on 4th-6th Dec

2014 – Singles Ynys Bari on 3rd Apr and at Newgale on 16th Dec

2015 – none

2016 – 7 Newgale on 26th Nov and 13th Dec, two Teifi on 17th Dec and 2 West Williamson on 18th Dec.

2017 – Singles Angle Bay on 1st Nov, and Nevern Estuary on 5th Feb. Two at Newgale Marsh on 7th Jan & 1st Feb, with one there on 4th Feb and four on 5th Feb.

2018 – Nevern Estuary single on 25th Jan also noted on five dates between 30th Oct – 27th Dec with two on 17th Dec. Two at Newgale Marsh 22nd Jan – 8th Feb, with a single remaining until 16th Feb and one 1st – 26th Dec. One on Skomer 5th – 21st Nov.

2019 – Singles reported from: Nevern Estuary 2 Jan – 14 Mar and again 16 Oct until the end of the year, Newgale 20 Jan – 9 Feb, Teifi Quay – Jewsons 20 Jan and Whitesands 18 Feb.

2020 – Singles reported from: Nevern Est Jan – 6 Mar and 1 Nov until the end of the year and at Castlemartin Corse 26 Nov.

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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