Blackbird

Turdus merula – MWYALCHEN – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor

Blackbird – 2003-07 breeding

Turdus merula – MWYALCHEN – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 299 317 Breeding probable 133 128 Breeding possible 19 10 No of tetrads occupied 451 (of 478) 455 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 94.4% 92.9% No change in distribution is evident when the results of the […]

Blackbird – 1994

Turdus merula – MWYALCHEN – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter┬ávisitor 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 299 Breeding probable 133 Breeding possible 19 No of tetrads occupied 451 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 94.4% Both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) described the Blackbird as a common resident, the former commenting on a rapid increase in numbers following […]

Blackbird – 1980s winter

Turdus merula – MWYALCHEN – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Blackbirds were present in all 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 115 birds recorded per day. Ringing […]

Blackbird – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Blackbird – 1894

Turdus merula. – A common resident. Its numbers rapidly increase when there has been a succession of mild winters, but like all the members of the Thrush family, it suffers much in a severe frost. The Blackbird is exceedingly pugnacious. One hard winter, when the snow lay for weeks upon the ground, and the temperature day after day was considerably below the […]