Corn Bunting

Former breeding resident. Now a scarce visitor

Corn Bunting – 2009

Former breeding resident. Now a scarce visitor The Corn Bunting breeds across the middle latitudes of the south west Palearctic. Changing agricultural practices resulted in an 87 % decrease in the UK population between 1967 and 2006 and a 61% decrease across Europe between 1980 and 2005. The Corn Bunting was a common breeding resident […]

Corn Bunting – 1994

Former breeding resident. Now a scarce visitor Resident but local according to Mathew (1894), and “never seen far from the coast”. Resident but very local according to Lockley etal. (1949), “being confined principally to the St David’s area, Dale peninsula and Castle Martin districts” and “probably decreasing”. They also note that it had bred at Ramsey. Lockley […]

Corn Bunting – 1949

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

Corn Bunting – 1894

Emberiza miliaria Resident, but local, and never seen far from the coast. Is, perhaps, more plentiful immediately around St. David’s than anywhere else in the county. We have never met with it more than five miles inland. Mr. James Tracy states that it is plentiful at Pembroke all the year round. Mr. Dix writes: “As I was driving over the mountains […]