Black Redstart – first and last dates

Phoenicurus ochruros – TINGOCH DU – Winter visitor and passage migrant

All records since 1981.

YearLast recordFirst recordNotes
198118 April24 Oct
198215 May17 Sept1
198320 June22 October
198420 May20 August
198528 May13 Oct
198629 April13 Sept
198727 April24 Sept
198819 April9 Sept
19899 June26 Oct
19907 May27 Sept
199126 April12 Oct
199229 May7 Oct
19936 June2 Sept
199413 June7 Oct
19955 June16 Sept
199616 June18 Sept
19976 July19 Oct2
199816 May26 Aug
19993 May13 Oct
200020 May22 Sept
20015 May23 Sept
20029 April29 Sept3
200321 April4 August
20046 May25 Oct
200513 May16 Oct
200617 April15 Oct
20071 June2 Oct
20089 June26 Oct
200928 April17 Oct4
201014 June7 Oct
201124 April4 Sept
201229 March24 Oct
201313 June1 Nov
20143 July 1 Oct5
20159 July11 Oct6
201611 July13 Oct7
201712 June15 Oct
20183-4 July17 Oct8
201910 July22 Oct
202028 May15 Oct9

Notes

(1) 1982 – An unprecedented Black Redstart event for our county was of no less than 111 recorded from 38 localities in early November – 54 of which were located in one day in the Castlemartin peninsula. Numbers gradually reduced through November, and by December they were found only at Stackpole, Bosherston and Strumble Head.

(2) 1997 – Late record of a female on Skokholm

(3) 2002 – twelve black redstarts known to have over-wintered

(4) 2009 – Excellent year for records of this species in spring. In autumn, widespread between 17 Oct and 25 Dec with a peak in the last week of Oct, max of 9 at Bosherston

(5) 2014 – A bird at the Farm on 3rd July was unseasonable (Skokholm Annual Report)

(6) 2015 – Late record on Ramsey

(7) 2016 – An adult male on the Little Neck on 11th July was unseasonable; the only other July records have been singles in 2014, 2011, 1997 and 1976. (Skokholm Annual Report)

(8) 2018 – Late record on Skomer

(9) 2019 – An adult female, around the Observatory buildings on the 10th, was only the sixth island record in July. (Skokholm Annual Report)


Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports, which may contain more detail than shown here.

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