Black-headed Bunting – Records

Emberiza schoeniclusBras y CyrsVagrant

1990 – Marloes, male, 28th-30th May, photographed (Mr & Mrs E.Deakin, J.W.Donovan et al.).

1994 – Skomer, male, age uncertain, 8th May (P.Goddard et al.).

1995 – Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, male, 18th-20th May, photo. (J.Cleal, J.W.Donovan et al.).

1996 – Skokholm, male, intermittently, 29th May to 6th June (J.Farmer, G.Thompson, A.Williams); same, Skomer, 5th, 8th, 10th-12th June (S.Smith et al.).

2001 – Freshwater West, near Castlemartin, male, 16th May (N. & L.Baker).

2003 – Skomer, male, 16th June (J.G.Brown).

2004 – Skomer, first-winter, 5th September (J. G. Brown).

2014 – A female was present on Skomer from 21st to 24th May 2014 (JWM), the 6th Skomer record. .

2015 – Three records of adults in June. The first on Skomer on 7th June (S. Riedlinger), then one at Saundersfoot 10th (D. Lowe) and finally one at St. Justinian’s on the 29th (C & W Williams). All accepted BBRC. It is uncertain as to whether they all relate to the same roving bird. 

2016 – A male Skomer 24th May (E Stubbings).

Source: Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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Black-headed Bunting – 1994

Emberiza schoeniclus – Bras y CyrsVagrant

Breeding no closer than Italy, Greece and Turkey (Jonsson 1992), single Black-headed Buntings have been recorded at Skokholm from 11 May to 3 June 1965 and on 26 May 1987, at Skomer on 18 September 1971, and on 31 May 1988 and at Marloes from 29 to 31 May 1990.  These records constitute over 5% of the total recorded in Britain (Rogers 1992).

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

JONSSON, L. 1992. Birds of Europe. Helm.

ROGERS, M.J. 1992. Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 1991. British Birds 85: 507.

Notes

1965 – Spring males found out North Pond on 11 May and South Haven on 3 June 1965, Birds of Skokholm, Mike Betts

1971 – Skomer record not submitted to BBRC therefore not an accepted record.

More about the Black-headed Bunting in Pembrokeshire

Black-headed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus – Bras y CyrsVagrant

Black-headed Bunting – Records

Emberiza schoeniclus – Bras y Cyrs – Vagrant 1990 – Marloes, male, 28th-30th May, photographed (Mr & Mrs E.Deakin, J.W.Donovan et al.). 1994 – Skomer, male, age uncertain, 8th May (P.Goddard et al.). 1995 – Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, male, 18th-20th May, photo. (J.Cleal, J.W.Donovan et al.). 1996 – Skokholm, male, intermittently, 29th May to 6th June […]

Black-headed Bunting – 1994

Emberiza schoeniclus – Bras y Cyrs – Vagrant Breeding no closer than Italy, Greece and Turkey (Jonsson 1992), single Black-headed Buntings have been recorded at Skokholm from 11 May to 3 June 1965 and on 26 May 1987, at Skomer on 18 September 1971, and on 31 May 1988 and at Marloes from 29 to […]