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

Pyrrhula europaea – A common resident. In the spring and summer the birds are, for the most part, concealed in the leafy copses where they are nesting, and, as Mr. Dix well remarks, they appear to be more numerous during the winter, because they then leave the woods. We had always nests in our grounds at Stone Hall, and never […]