Spotted Redshank – WeBS 2020-21

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor

There have been no counts of spotted redshank in the 2020-21 season.

During the last decade there have been sightings of single birds seven occasions during WeBS counts, mainly on the Cleddau Estuary, and in any month.

One or two birds are occasionally seen on non-WeBS count days.

See also Spotted Redshank 1994

Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

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Spotted Redshank – 1994

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor

The Spotted Redshank was listed as a rare autumn visitor by Mathew (1894). Lockley et al. (1949) added four further records. Increased observer activity since the 1950s has revealed it to be an annual passage migrant in the autumn, with up to three at various coastal localities between 18 July and 12 October, and an exceptional 27 at Hook on 12 October 1978. Less regular in the spring, up to five have been recorded between 4 April and 20 June, but not in every year.

Variable numbers, usually between six and twelve, winter on the Cleddau Estuary, principally around Hook Reach. They arrive in August and September and depart in April.

Migrant Spotted Redshanks occasionally drop in at the pools on Skokholm and Skomer, are sometimes seen coasting past promontories and one was noted at a lighthouse attraction at Strumble Head in September 1985.

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

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Spotted Redshank – 1980s winter

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor

The BTO winter atlas plot refers to regular wintering birds, their number varying between 2 and 14 across the 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84 period.

Graham Rees (County bird recorder 1981 to 2007)

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

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Spotted Redshank – 1894

Totanus fuscus – An autumn visitor; rare.

In Mr. Mathias’ list: his brother, Mr. Lewis Mathias, of Lamphey Court, shot one in the Portclew Bottoms, near Freshwater East. Mr. Mathias informs us that he had seen several from time to time in Mr. Tracy’s shop at Pembroke. These were all birds of the year, and had been obtained in the autumn.

Its longer bill and longer legs serve to distinguish this bird from the Common Redshank. In the nesting season it assumes a very singular plumage, in which it is black all over, save that the feathers of the back, scapulars, flank, and tail are tipped with semi-circular edgings of white, and the upper tail coverts are pure white. In this plumage it is very rarely obtained in the south-west of England.

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

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Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor

Spotted Redshank – WeBS 2020-21

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor There have been no counts of spotted redshank in the 2020-21 season. During the last decade there have been sightings of single birds seven occasions during WeBS counts, mainly on the Cleddau Estuary, and in any month. One or two birds are occasionally seen […]

Spotted Redshank – 1994

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor The Spotted Redshank was listed as a rare autumn visitor by Mathew (1894). Lockley et al. (1949) added four further records. Increased observer activity since the 1950s has revealed it to be an annual passage migrant in the autumn, with up to three at various coastal […]

Spotted Redshank – 1980s winter

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas plot refers to regular wintering birds, their number varying between 2 and 14 across the 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84 period. More about Spotted Redshank in Pembrokeshire

Spotted Redshank – 1894

Totanus fuscus – An autumn visitor; rare. In Mr. Mathias’ list: his brother, Mr. Lewis Mathias, of Lamphey Court, shot one in the Portclew Bottoms, near Freshwater East. Mr. Mathias informs us that he had seen several from time to time in Mr. Tracy’s shop at Pembroke. These were all birds of the year, and had been obtained in the autumn. […]