Pandion haliaetus – GWALCH Y PYSGOD – Scarce passage migrant.
Previous records are summarised in Osprey 2006
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 1988 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.
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
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