Buteo buteo – BWNCATH – Breeding resident
Buteo buteo – BWNCATH – Breeding resident Adult Buzzards in Britain are highly sedentary and territorial, rarely moving out of their breeding territory once established. In contrast, some continental populations migrate well south for the winter. Thus the distribution of buzzards in Pembrokeshire in winter is pretty much the same as in the breeding season. […]
Buteo buteo – BWNCATH – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 156 124 Breeding probable 79 167 Breeding possible 170 107 No of tetrads occupied 405 (of 478) 398 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 84.7% 81.2% The distribution of Buzzards recorded during the two atlas survey periods is almost identical and […]
Buteo buteo – BWNCATH – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 156 Breeding probable 79 Breeding possible 170 No of tetrads occupied 405 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 84.7% Only half a dozen pairs were known to Mathew (1894) but Lockley et al. (1949) estimated “probably not less than 120 pairs” were breeding, an increase that occurred throughout […]
Buteo buteo – BWNCATH – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Buzzards were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darkest blue represents over 7 birds recorded in a day, the next lightest 3-6 birds, suggesting fairly even distribution. More about the Buzzard in Pembrokeshire
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Buzzard in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Buteo vulgaris – BWNCATH There are so many Boncaths in the county, either hamlets or inns, that we have in this fact a sure witness to the former abundance of the Common Buzzard in Pembrokeshire, “Boncath” being the Welsh name of the bird. At the present day we are only able to state that there are a few Buzzards left […]