Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula – COCH Y BERLLANBreeding resident

Bullfinch – 2003-07 breeding

Pyrrhula pyrrhula – COCH Y BERLLAN – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 139 72 Breeding probable 73 185 Breeding possible 127 63 No of tetrads occupied 339 (of 478) 320 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 70.9% 65.3% The Bullfinch is a relatively common resident of large gardens, hedgerows and lightly […]

Bullfinch – 1994

Pyrrhula pyrrhula – COCH Y BERLLAN – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 139 Breeding probable 73 Breeding possible 127 No of tetrads occupied 339 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 70.9% A common resident according to Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949), Bullfinches are generally distributed in Pembrokeshire, being absent only from open areas such as mountain […]

Bullfinch – 1980s winter

Pyrrhula pyrrhula – COCH Y BERLLAN – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Bullfinches were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total¬†count for each 10km square.¬† The darkest blue represents over 15 birds recorded in a day. The largest […]

Bullfinch – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew