Osprey – 2020

Pandion haliaetus – GWALCH Y PYSGOD – Scarce passage migrant.

Previous records are summarised in Osprey 2006

Records

The table below summarises records (number of birds reported each month) since 2007. The annual totals and monthly pattern of records are consistent with those recorded between 1990 and 2006. The majority of records are from the Cleddau Estuary, with most of the rest from the islands, and the Nevern and Teifi estuaries.

YearJFMAMJJASONDTotal
2007   1     2  3
2008   22   4   8
2009   3   11   5
2010   2311     7
2011     1121   4
2012  13  122   9
2013  12  121   7
2014  11   451  12
2015  141  13   10
2016   21  23   8
2017   11  22   6
2018   21  11   5
2019   3  111   6

In 2010 and 2011 one or possibly two birds summered on the Cleddau estuary.  It is not certain whether any attempt was made to breed.  A juvenile was seen in the same area from August 2011 onwards, but this may have been a passage bird from other breeding sites in Wales.

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

Movements

A colour-ringed bird was seen and frequently photographed (top photo) at the Gann from 5 – 29 September 2020. The colour-ring number has been confirmed as 422 (white numbers, blue ring). This was a juvenile male, ringed at a nest near Elgin, Moray, on 10th July by Roy Dennis and Ian Perks.

Information from the Pembrokeshire Bird Blog

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