Water Pipit – records

Anthus spinolettaCorhedydd y DŵrScarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September

Earlier records are summarised in Water Pipit 1994

1994 – A bird in full breeding plumage was at Skokholm 1 May. Five at Penally Range 26 Apr, one 25 May and four on 7 Oct one 25 May and 4 on 7 Oct.

1995 – none

1996 – One Ramsey 8 Sept

1997 – One Ramsey 23 Sept

1998 – One Ramsey 12 April (KN)

2000 – Single Gann 5 Dec (PKG).

2001 – Singles Newgale 9 Dec MB), Nevern Est 19-31 Dec (DJ et al) and Cerbyd 25 Dec (MS).

2002 – Single Nevern Est 3 Jan-16 Feb, two there on 7 Jan and one in spring plumage 5 Mar. Single Newgale 17 Nov-24 Dec and a different bird on 22 Dec and 3 on 14 Dec.

2003 – Newgale Marsh: 3 on 11 Jan, singles 13 Jan, 27 Feb, 4 on 5 Dec, 10 on 6 Dec, 3 on 8 Dec. Singles Nevern Est 21 Nov and Angle 22 Nov.

2004 – 3 Newgale campsite 26 Jan (LL), Singles Newgale campsite 20 Nov (DJA), Nevern Est 6 Dec (SB).

2005 – Singles Nevern Est 6 and 12 Jan, 30 Oct, 13, 21, 25, and 27 Nov (S.B),12 Dec (S.E.B), 15 Dec (E.H).

2006 – Single Newport 18 Feb (PKG).

2007 – The only record was of a passage bird at the Webley, Teifi Est. on 12th May (JG).

2008 – Singles Pembroke River on 12 March (BH) and Newgale on 1 Nov (LL)

2009 – Singles Newgale on 20th Jan, 14th -15th Nov and 9th & 12th Dec, also at Angle Bay on 1st Jan and 16th Nov.

2010 – Singles Nevern Est. on 3rd – 13th Jan, 3rd – 7th Apr when it was in near summer plumage and at Lawrenny on 2nd Feb.

2011 – Singles on the Pembroke River on 15th & 17th Dec and at Newgale on 30th Dec

2012 – Singles Hook on 15th Jan and Newgale Marsh on 6th Jan, 3rd & 27th Feb

2013 – Two on the Teifi Marshes on 13th Apr, singles St David’s on 28th Apr and at Newgale on 4th-6th Dec

2014 – Singles Ynys Bari on 3rd Apr and at Newgale on 16th Dec

2015 – none

2016 – 7 Newgale on 26th Nov and 13th Dec, two Teifi on 17th Dec and 2 West Williamson on 18th Dec.

2017 – Singles Angle Bay on 1st Nov, and Nevern Estuary on 5th Feb. Two at Newgale Marsh on 7th Jan & 1st Feb, with one there on 4th Feb and four on 5th Feb.

2018 – Nevern Estuary single on 25th Jan also noted on five dates between 30th Oct – 27th Dec with two on 17th Dec. Two at Newgale Marsh 22nd Jan – 8th Feb, with a single remaining until 16th Feb and one 1st – 26th Dec. One on Skomer 5th – 21st Nov.

2019 – Singles reported from: Nevern Estuary 2 Jan – 14 Mar and again 16 Oct until the end of the year, Newgale 20 Jan – 9 Feb, Teifi Quay – Jewsons 20 Jan and Whitesands 18 Feb.

2020 – Singles reported from: Nevern Est Jan – 6 Mar and 1 Nov until the end of the year and at Castlemartin Corse 26 Nov.

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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Water Pipit – 1994

Anthus spinolettaCorhedydd y DŵrScarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September

The first Water Pipits were identified at Skokholm in 1933 and 1934 (Lockley et al. 1949). They have since been recorded at the islands and coast in eight years between 1965 and 1992, in April, May, October and November, all birds that quickly moved on. They overwintered at Newgale Marsh in 1965, 1987 and 1989, with further winter records from Cardigan Wildlife Park and Dowrog Common.

This alpine pipit favours freshwater habitat during the winter, often inhabiting long grass. It is difficult to approach closely and is probably overlooked and therefore under- recorded.

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

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Anthus spinolettaCorhedydd y DŵrScarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September

Water Pipit – records

Anthus spinoletta – Corhedydd y Dŵr – Scarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September Earlier records are summarised in Water Pipit 1994 1994 – A bird in full breeding plumage was at Skokholm 1 May. Five at Penally Range 26 Apr, one 25 May and four on 7 Oct one 25 May and 4 […]

Water Pipit – 1994

Anthus spinoletta – Corhedydd y Dŵr – Scarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September The first Water Pipits were identified at Skokholm in 1933 and 1934 (Lockley et al. 1949). They have since been recorded at the islands and coast in eight years between 1965 and 1992, in April, May, October and November, all birds that […]

Water Pipit- 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.