Saturday, 5 May 2018


A really smashing day out today trying to see the 12 breeding Pembrokeshire warblers, as well as get really familiar with their songs.  We managed 10 during a very relaxed day.  Started with 4 Wood Warblers at Minwear, where there was also at least 2 Garden Warblers as well as a singing Tree Pipit.

A loop around Canaston Woods didn't add to the warbler list but a party of 5 Crossbills was a real surprise, calling softly in a larch over one of the paths - the party contained at least one streaky juvenile.  On to Trefloyne near Tenby where 3 Cetti's Warblers sang strongly but stayed well hidden.  Nearby great views of a singing Lesser Whitethroat at Penally was our highlight of the day.  Sedge Warbler was added here, and Whitethroat at Skrinkle.

Finished at Stackpole, where a Reed Warbler gave 3 very short bursts of song, and Red Kite drifted over. Spring days as they should be (Dave Astins & John Parker)