Scientific: Calidris ferruginea

Cymraeg: Pibydd Cambig

Small numbers occur at coastal sites on autumn passage. Most records late August – October. Occasional spring records.

1 in winter plumage, Morfa Cydweli, 21 February, an early date.

1, Penrhyngwyn, 1 Sept; 3 (2 adults), Ferryside, 24 September.

1, Burry Port Beach, 6th; juvenile Cydweli Quay, 27th; 1 Pembrey Saltings, 29 & 30 September.

2, Ginst Point, 8 September; 4 (3 juvenile), Cefn Sidan Sands, 4 October.

2, Cydweli Quay, 19th; 4, Pembrey Harbour, 28 August; 1, Cydweli Quay 10th, 18th; 7, Laugharne 16 September.

Juvenile Machynys, 10 September.

2, Morfa Cydweli, 1st. 1 in fsp, 24th, juv 27-30 September. 1 on 3 and 16 October. 9, Penclacwydd WWT, 8th, 12 on 9th. 3, Morfa Bron Ynn, 16th. 1, Ginst Point, 16th. Burry Port, 26 September. Cydweli Quay, 10th. Machynys, 24 October.

Maxa of 4, Penclacwydd, late August 17 in September; 3 Cydweli Quay 20 August, 6 on 1 and 8 September; 7 Cefn Sidan; 2 Burry Port 15 September; 2 Laugharne 6th and 8 October.

Burry Port: juvenile on 17th and adult on 31st August Penclacwydd: 1 on 5th October. The only records of a poor autumn passage.

A good year with a minimum of 28 birds recorded, most occurring during September There were two spring/summer records at Penclacwydd; the first was of 2 birds on 11th May, then another on 6-7th June.

The first autumn bird was at Penclacwydd in August and it was at this site where autumn passage was most notable. Numbers there fluctuated through September with a maximum count of 21 birds made on 19th. Other sites where the species was seen included; Cydweli Quay: juvenile on 11th September; Burry Port: 1 on 4th and 2 on 17th September.

At Penclacwydd there were a minimum of 11 birds recorded through the year. The first was a single bird on 23rd – 24th April. The first autumn passage birds were 4 on 30th July, with maxima of 4 in August and September and 2 in October. The last bird was recorded on 24th October. The only other record was of 1 at Burry Port Harbour on 24th September.

There were 3 spring passage records of singles at Burry Port on 14th May and at Penclacwydd on 28th May and 9th June. Autumn passage was noted from 10th July with 1 at Penclacwydd. The highest count for the year was of 13 (1 adult, 12 juveniles) at Penclacwydd on 24th September.

There were 2 spring passage records of singles at Penclacwydd on 1st May and at Banc y Lord Pond on 18th.

At Penclacwydd the first autumn passage record was of 1 on 8th August, increasing to 3 on 9th – 10th, with a juvenile there on 14th. The main autumn passage started with a juvenile on 7th September with numbers rapidly increasing to 26 by 11th, 72 on 25th and a record 79 on 30th. Numbers declined in October with 30 on 4th, 9 on 14th and 1 on 22nd, with 2 on 14th November being the last records of the year. Autumn records from other sites were of 2 at St. Ishmael on 21st September, 6 at Banc y Lord on 28th and 22 at Cydweli Quay on 5th October. These counts were the highest ever recorded in the county.

All records were from Penclacwydd. In spring there were singles on 27th April and 15th, 26th and 30th May. The first autumn passage records were of 2 on 6th-7th August. The first juvenile appeared on 14th September, with a max. of 4 on 27th – 28th. The best count of the year was of 6 on 7th October, with 2 on 12th November being the last records of the year. A return to more typical numbers following the record numbers of 1996.

The first autumn passage records at Penclacwydd were of adults from 27th -30th July. These were followed by 18 juveniles on 4th September, increasing to 58 on 12th, with 19 remaining to 23rd. Numbers then fell with only 3 on 24th, with 7 on 15th October The last record of the year was of 1 on 2nd November.

The only other records were of 6 at Burry Port on 8th September and 58 at Penrhyngwyn on 12th (probably the same birds seen at Penclacwydd.

Present at Penclacwydd from July to October with a maximum of 44 in September. The only other record was of 2 at Cefn Sidan on 23rd September.

All records were from Penclacwydd with singles on 18th – 21st June and on 4th August These were followed by 4 on 30th, increasing to 5 on 2nd September, 7 on 7th and 8 from 15th – 25th. In October there was 1 on 1st, 2 on 7th and 1 on 14th.

The only record away from Penclacwydd was of 2 at Cydweli Quay on 27th October.

Penclacwydd from August to November with a maximum of 19 in September, 14 were recorded in August and probably the same birds on 23rd August at Machynys Pond and 2 at Kidwelly on 22 October.

Three at Penclacwydd September and October, only other sightings were Kidwelly with 1 on 27th August and 4 on 12th September.

Penclacwydd June 27th, 3 Mouth of Afon Lliedi September 6th, Penclacwydd September 6th, Machynys September 11th, 2 Kidwelly September 13th and one there September 30th, Penclacwydd September 19th and 2 there October 3rd with a single until October 29th.

Penclacwydd May 15th and October 27th. Also 3 North Dock, Llanelli September 4th and 2 Kidwelly Quay September 11th.

The Kidwelly area was the place for this species: At Coedbach there was a max. of 7 August 12th with smaller numbers throughout September. At Kidwelly Quay the max. was 12 September 14th and one bird staying until October 16th. Elsewhere Penclacwydd August 29th, 2 September 13th and single September 30th — October 3rd and Afon Liedi September 29th.