Sedge Warbler – records

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus – TELOR YR HESG – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from November to February

Earlier records are summarised in Sedge Warbler 1994

YearFirst sightingLast sightingNotes
199314 April25 SeptemberBreeding densities: 2 pairs Skokholm, 27-29 pairs Skomer, 14 pairs Dowrog
199412 April5 October3 pairs at Skokholm. 33 territories at Skomer, 12 pairs Dowrog
199511 April10 October5 pairs at Skokholm, 24 territories at Skomer (where an albino was noted and photographed), 15 territories Dowrog, CES at Teifi Marshes revealed record productivity with 217 of 278 trapped being juveniles. Strong autumn passage noted at Llangloffan where almost 500 ringed in mid-August. Controls included 2 ringed in south-west Scotland.
199620 April30 September4 pairs at Skokholm, 26 pairs Skomer where up to 4 albino or partial albino birds noted. 12 pairs at Dowrog
19979 April27 September12 territories at Dowrog, 24 Skomer, 3 Skokholm
199817 April2 October11 territories at Dowrog, 79 trapped at Teifi Marshes CES, (3 from previous years). Newly ringing 34 juvs and 42 adults.
199917 April14 October29 pairs bred at Skomer, 4 Skokholm, 12 Castlemartin Corse, 16 Dowrog, 69 at Teifi Marshes. All-white bird with black eyes, 25 July – August.
200020 April29 September35 pairs bred Skomer, 4 pairs Skokholm; 10 singing males St. David’s airfield 30 Apr, 13 pairs Dowrog.
200110 April1 OctoberReported breeding: Pembroke MP; Skokholm; Castle Martin range, min. of 27 territories; Skomer, 34 territories, fledglings noted 7 July
200221 April3 OctoberBreeding: Skokholm – 6 territories identified, 5 pairs definitely bred. Skomer – 39 pairs bred; fledglings noted 27 June. An albino seen on Skomer 1 Aug.
200315 April27 SeptemberBreeding: Skokholm, 4 pairs with first fledglings seen 8 July; Skomer, 25 pairs bred and fledglings noted from 17 June.
200423 April25 September
20056 April8 AugustBreeding: 30 territories at Skomer, 10 Dowrog, 20 Ivor’s Pond/Treleddyd Fawr, 5 singing Goodwick Moor 24 April
200620 April4 AugustSkomer recorded 44 territories, its highest breeding total on record, only single figures bred before 1981.
200714 April27 SeptemberBetween 53 and 59 territories were mapped on Skomer, 20% increase on the 44 territories in 2006. 4 pairs on Skokholm, 2 on Ramsey.
200812 April31 August18 singing birds Teifi Marshes on 8th June
20096 April19 SeptemberCES ringing at Teifi Marshes caught a total of 271, with 144 on 4 May, and 116 on 10 May. The largest count on Skomer was 34 on 28 May.
201014 April18 September15 territories held on Skomer, 6 on Ramsey
20119 April5 October26 territories held on Skomer
201211 April8 SeptemberMax count 30+ near Jordanston 24 July
201318 April31 August17 breeding territories at Gupton Farm, 32 on Skomer
201411 April21 SeptemberSingle on Grassholm, 31 May.
44 territories on Skomer
201517 April25 September40 territories on Skomer
201611 April18 AugustMax count, 102 at Teifi Marshes 3 May. Recorded from at least 33 1km squares, with breeding evidence from at least 19 of these.
20172 April19 SeptemberRecorded from at least 54 1km squares. Breeding evidence reported from at least 35 locations, including 53 pairs mapped on Skomer and 11 pairs on Skokholm.
20187 April24 SeptemberReported from at least 41 1km square locations. Breeding evidence from 15 of these. Highest counts from Skokholm were 43 on 9th Aug and 41 on 4th Aug.
20191 April2 NovemberReported from at least 55 locations. Breeding evidence was reported from 28 locations.
Largest counts in spring were: 25 on Skokholm 1 May, 100 Teifi Marshes 7 May, and 14 on Skomer 31 May. In autumn: 15 Skomer 15 July, 26 on Skokholm 16 July with 22 there on 1 Aug and 20 on Grassholm 4 Aug.

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Redstart – first and last dates

Phoenicurus phoenicurus – TINGOCH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to March

Earlier records are summarised in Redstart 1994

YearFirst sightingLast sightingNotes
19935 April23 October
199417 April23 September
199523 March 31 Octoberfirst March record for Pembs
199624 March22 October
19978 April18 October
199829 March4 October
199912 April20 Novemberlatest Pembs record
20007 April30 September
200114 April20 October
20026 April17 October
200313 April15 October
200421 April5 November
200520 April20 October
200617 March24 September
20077 April7 October
200816 April27 September
200916 March26 Octoberearliest Pembs record
201015 April18 September
20111 April17 November
201221 April24 July
201331 March14 October
201417 April21 September
20158 April1 October
20165 April12 October
20178 April8 November
20183 April21 October
20192 April12 October

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Cuckoo – first and last dates

Cuculus canorus – COG – Breeding summer visitor. Not recorded in January, February, October and November

Earlier records are summarised in Cuckoo 1994

YearFirst sightingLast sighting
199319 April24 July
1994to be added
199521 April21 August
199617 April18 September
199719 April6 October
199827 April24 July
199915 April10 August
200018 April5 September
200119 April5 October
200224 April6 August
200317 April11 November
200413 March21 August
200516 April10 September
200619 April28 July
200725 April25 August
200822 April9 September
20092 Aprilno autumn records
20103 Aprilno autumn records
201116 April27 July
201223 March25 June
201319 April2 August
201420 April19 July
201517 April6 August
201621 Aprilno autumn records
201718 April26 July
201818 April10 August
20194 April25 July

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Tree Pipit – first and last dates

Anthus trivialis – CORHEDYDD Y COED – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from November to February

Earlier records are summarised in Tree Pipit 1994

YearFirst arrivalLast date recorded
199317 April23 September
199420 April23 October
19952 April29 October
19967 April10 October
19979 April11 October
19989 April10 October
199928 April17 October
200014 April14 October
200110 April24 September
200226 March2 October
200317 April21 September
200422 April31 October
200511 April19 September
200615 April15 October
200715 April7 October
20087 April13 October
200930 AprilSeptember
201018 April11 October
201116 April20 October
201227 April22 July
201316 April22 September
201427 March22 September
20156 April12 October
201613 April8 October
20171 April2 September
201820 April10 October
20198 April19 September

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Whinchat – first and last dates

Saxicola rubetra – CREC YR EITHIN – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February

Earlier records are summarised in Whinchat 1994

YearFirst arrival Last date recorded
19934 April20 November
199418 April12 October
199511 March19 October
199627 March14 October
19978 April26 October
199815 April10 October
199927 March28 October
200021 April20 October
200119 April1 November
20027 April21 October
200324 April27 October
20041 May20 September
200510 April25 October
200622 April11 October
200712 April10 October
200818 March12 October
200918 April18 September
201029 April12 October
20111 May16 October
20121 May22 October
20132 April6 October
201429 April2 November
201522 April14 October
201620 April8 October
201730 April23 October
20185 April21 October
20197 May8 November

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Spotted Flycatcher – first and last dates

Muscicapa striata – GWYBEDOG MANNOG – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February

Earlier records are summarised in Spotted Flycatcher 1994

YearFirst arrivalLast date recorded
19931 May11 October
199426 April8 October
19953 May16 October
199628 April12 October
199724 March2 October
199829 April3 October
199912 April20 September
200026 April1 October
20012 May23 October
20023 May27 September
200328 April30 September
20041 May30 October
200529 April28 September
200626 April30 September
20072 May23 September
20086 May5 October
20095 May5 October
201029 April10 November
201120 April8 October
201226 April9 September
201315 May6 October
20148 May5 October
201522 April3 October
201630 April10 September
201729 April10 October
201830 April1 October
20193 May7 October

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Pied Flycatcher – first and last dates

Ficedula hypoleuca – GWYBEDOG BRITH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from November to March

Earlier records are summarised in Pied Flycatcher 1994

YearFirst arrival Last date recorded
199310 April12 October
199419 April9 October
19959 April8 October
199616 April17 October
199720 April30 September
199823 April29 September
199924 April28 September
20007 April1 October
200113 April13 October
20025 April7 October
200315 April27 September
20041 May24 September
200519 April1 October
200618 April24 September
200726 April8 October
200819 April11 October
200913 April12 September
201024 April12 October
201120 April8 October
201221 April27 September
20137 May16 September
201416 April28 September
20159 April10 October
201611 April8 October
201710 April26 October
20183 April27 September
201918 April19 September

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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Jackdaw – Nordic type – records

Coloeus monedula mondula – JAC Y DO

2010 – An individual showing features of the Nordic race monedula was at Haverfordwest all year.

2011 – A bird showing characteristics of the race C.m.monedula, “ Nordic Jackdaw “ was present for a second year in Haverfordwest

2012 – (DJA) and at St. Davids in April (BD). Both records have been accepted by WRP. Another individual was present all year in Fishguard but no photographs of this bird have been submitted to WRP yet.

2013 – Birds showing features of the Nordic Race C.m. monedula reported Haverfordwest all year (DJA), at Nine Wells 25th Nov till the end of the year (MYP) and at Monkton 7th Jan & 7th Dec (CH).

2014 – Birds showing characteristics of “Nordic Jackdaw” were reported at: Nine Wells 1st Jan, at Sealyham in mid-Feb (MYP), Skomer 3rd Apr & 15th Nov (JM, EMS)

2015 – An individual showing characteristics of the race ‘monedula’ at Sealyham from January to March (MYP).

2016 – Individual showing characteristics of the Nordic form C. m. monedula photographed at Haverfordwest 3rd Dec (CH).

2017 – Two individuals showing characteristics of the Scandinavian race C.m. monedula were observed at Stackpole on 13th Nov (BH).

Records above extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports which may contain more information.

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