Richard’s Pipit – 2016 Skokholm

Anthus richardi – Corhedydd RichardScarce visitor

Rare – logged in 16 previous autumns and two springs with peak day-counts of four in 1968 and 1970

A vocal bird on 21st October circled North Plain and then Orchid Bog before heading east (GE, RDB); it seemingly continued for the mainland as it could not be located on the Neck. This was the first Island record since another east bound flyover found on 15th September 2014. The only other records this century were on the 4th and 5th October and 10th November 2001 and on 2nd May 2000.

From the Skokholm Annual Report 2016

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