Rose-coloured Starling – records

Sturnus roseusDrudwen WridogRare visitor

Earlier records are summarised in Rose-coloured Starling 1994

1995 – Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire, juvenile, 18th-19th September (C.Benson, G.Jones, G.H.Rees).

1996 -Pembroke Dock, adult, 13th-14th January. (M. & Mrs C.Rowe).

1999 – St Davids, adult, 16th-22nd May 1999. (J.W.Donovan, S.White et al.); Strumble Head, juvenile, 29th-30th August. (S.E.Berry et al.).

2000 – Skokholm, adult, 8th-10th June (G.Thompson et al.); Strumble Head, juvenile, 10th-12th September (S.E.Berry et al.); St Davids, 20th-21st June (Mr Jones, L.Lomax, O.Roberts et al.).

2001 – Strumble Head, 17th June (M.Deans, L.Gregory, D.K.Underwood); Haverfordwest, juvenile, 16th October to 21st November. (F.Lanthorn, B.Morgan, G.H.Rees).

2002 – Sub-ad Skokholm 3 & 4 June, ad there 7, 9 & 17 June (GT), ad Skomer 11 June (predated by a Sparrowhawk) (JGB), ad Ramsey 20 June (SA), ad St David’s 20-23 Aug with 2 ads there 24 & 25 Aug (LL et al), juv Skokholm 19, 20 & 30 Sept and 1-3 Oct (GT), probably 7 or 8 individuals involved.

2003 – Two spring records: Strumble Hd 7 (AR) and Porth Clais 19-21 June (LL). In autumn, a juv on Skomer 15 Sept (JGB) was the third for the Island.

2008 – A 1st winter bird was found in a Haverfordwest garden on 26 Feb.  It remain in the same area until 1 May, by which time not only had it been seen by many observers, but it had also changed into adult plumage.

2009 – The only record received was of a juvenile in a Pembroke Dock garden 18 Nov – 2 Dec (per RD).

2010 – A single adult first seen at Treginnis & then St. Davids was present from 28th April until the 9th of May (JB, MB, BD).

2011 – A juvenile was on Skomer from 29th Sept until 2nd Nov (DB).

2012 – An adult Martin’s Haven 5 June (T. Hutton, ST), a juvenile Haverfordwest 18-21 Oct at least (Krystal Thomas).

2013 – An adult at Whitesands Bay / St. Davids Head 22nd to 26th Aug (J & MB, MYP).

2014 – A Juvenile present at Lleithyr Farm Campsite St. Davids from 19 – 26 September was the only record this year (M Thomas, et al).

2017 – Juvenile at Roch 12 – 14 Nov (RM), was probably the same that was at St. Florence 26th – 30th Nov (PV).

2018 – Juvenile moulting into adult at Roch 8 Feb, presumed same at Robeston Wathen 5 March. Adults at Whitesands 14th June (MYP), Skomer 4th June (SKP, ES), Hakin 10th June (CN), Martin’s Haven/West Hook Farm 9-10 June (CS & KS). Finally, a juv. Castlemartin 24th Oct.

2020 – Adults: at Marloes Mere 31 May (LM, DJA et al), female on Skokholm 21 June (GE et al), at Milford Haven 29 July (S. Neale) and a juv Skomer 13 Aug (O. Paget). Additional records for which no descriptions were received: Rose-coloured Starling – adults on Skomer 28 May and at Berea, St. Davids 4 July, juv. Kete, St. Ann’s Head 29 Sept.

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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Rose-coloured Starling – 1994

Sturnus roseusDrudwen WridogRare visitor

Mathew (1894) noted Rose-coloured Starlings at St Lawrence and Castle Martin but gave no details. Lockley et al. (1949) recorded birds at Gateholm on 19 June 1937 and at Marloes on 16 October 1946.

Single birds were then recorded at Waterston on 2 January 1974, at Treginnis on 29 July 1975, at Flimston on 1 July 1984, at St Davids from 4 November to 2 December 1986 and at Skomer on 28 September 1990.

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

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Rosy Starling – 1894

ROSE-COLOURED PASTOR, Pastor roseus

A rare occasional visitor in the spring and autumn.

In the Tenby Guide the Rev. C. M. Phelps states that the Rose Pastor has been seen in Pembrokeshire without specifying either locality or date, but we believe it was in the neighhourhood of St. Florence. The Rev. Clennell Wilkinson has informed us that he is pretty certain that he has seen a Rose Pastor at Castle Martin.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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Rose-coloured Starling

Sturnus roseusDrudwen WridogRare visitor

Rose-coloured Starling – records

Sturnus roseus – Drudwen Wridog – Rare visitor Earlier records are summarised in Rose-coloured Starling 1994 1995 – Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire, juvenile, 18th-19th September (C.Benson, G.Jones, G.H.Rees). 1996 -Pembroke Dock, adult, 13th-14th January. (M. & Mrs C.Rowe). 1999 – St Davids, adult, 16th-22nd May 1999. (J.W.Donovan, S.White et al.); Strumble Head, juvenile, 29th-30th August. (S.E.Berry […]

Rose-coloured Starling – 1994

Sturnus roseus – Drudwen Wridog – Rare visitor Mathew (1894) noted Rose-coloured Starlings at St Lawrence and Castle Martin but gave no details. Lockley et al. (1949) recorded birds at Gateholm on 19 June 1937 and at Marloes on 16 October 1946. Single birds were then recorded at Waterston on 2 January 1974, at Treginnis on 29 […]

Rosy Starling – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew