Scarce and rare birds in July 2019

Gull-billed Tern

This summary is compiled for birdsin.wales by Robin Sandham. Records featured are subject to acceptance by the British Birds Rarities Committee (bold capitals) and the Welsh Records Panel (bold italic capitals), where relevant.

A typically quiet July with long-stayers and warm temperatures. The RING-NECKED DUCK remained on Llyn Bran (Denbighshire) and was seen on 7th and 22nd. The GLOSSY IBIS was seen at NWR (Gwent) between 6th and 29th. Spoonbills were at NWC (Carmarthen) on 12th, and two were at RSPB Cors Ddyga (Anglesey) from 14th-30th and two at NWR (Gwent) on 27th-31st whilst a COMMON CRANE was there on 4th.

GULL BILLED-TERN found on the Wirral side of the Dee on 4th ventured into Flintshire and was seen briefly at Shotwick Boating Lake on 7th.  Eight Little Terns were at Colwyn Bay (Denbighshire) over 22nd-23rd, scarce away from their only breeding site in Wales at Gronant (Flintshire). Good news from the Skerries (Anglesey) that two pairs of Roseate Terns successfully bred this summer.  A Black Tern was at Llyn Coed y Dinas (Powys) on 28th.

COLLARED PRATINCOLE was at WWT Llanelli (Carmarthen) over 3rd-4th. Wood Sandpipers were seen in unprecedented numbers along the east coast of the UK but only a few reached Wales with singles at Llanilid Opencast Workings (Glamorgan) on 6th-29th, RSPB Conwy on 26-28th, NWR (Gwent) on 27-31st.

The long staying SAVI’S WARBLER at Cors Ddyga (Anglesey) remained singing hopefully between 1st and 25th. Late news came in of a ROSE-COLOURED STARLING which has spent two months at Acrefair (Flintshire) and was still there towards the end of the month. A Black Redstart was on Skokholm (Pembrokeshire) on 10th.

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