Willow Warbler – first and last dates

Phylloscopus trochilus – TELOR YR HELYG – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant.

Previous records summarised in Willow Warbler 1994

YearFirstLast
199325 March19 October
199429 March15 October
199524 March19 October
199624 March9 October
199723 March17 October
199821 March7 October
199930 March28 October
200016 March20 October
200127 March21 October
200225 March21 October
200317 March *14 October
200428 March(8 Oct)
200522 March22 October **
20061 April6 November
20076 April(October)
200831 March13 October
200921 March31 October
20103 April3 October
201126 March16 October
20123 April23 October
201329 March22 September
201427 March14 October
201527 March20 October
201628 March26 October
201719 March27 October
201830 March18 October
201924 March13 October

* 2003 – Remarkably, a wintering bird present Monk’s Haven 14 Feb (SED). This is the second winter record for Pembs, following one singing at Stackpole 9 Feb 1991.

** 2005 –  Final record appeared to be Angle Bay 22 Oct but then another found lingering at The Rhos 5 Dec (J&MB). Only the 3rd record of wintering in the county, the others being in 1991 and 2003.

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more detail.

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