Dunnock

Prunella modularis – LLWYD Y GWRYCH – Breeding resident

Dunnock – 2003-07 breeding

Prunella modularis – LLWYD Y GWRYCH – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 188 161 Breeding probable 208 273 Breeding possible 38 11 No of tetrads occupied 434 (of 478) 445 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 90.8% 90.8% Formerly inhabiting scrub in arctic–alpine areas and woodland in tundra eastward from Poland, […]

Dunnock – 1994

Prunella modularis – LLWYD Y GWRYCH – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 188 Breeding probable 208 Breeding possible 38 No of tetrads occupied 434 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 90.8% A common resident (as it was for Mathew 1894 and Lockley et al. (1949) the Hedge Sparrow is absent as a breeding bird on the mountain tops […]

Dunnock – 1980s winter

Prunella modularis – LLWYD Y GWRYCH – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Dunnocks 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 24 birds. However, it should be noted that […]

Dunnock – 1894

HEDGE SPARROW, Accentor modularis A common resident. In a hard winter when we were feeding numerous small birds at our dining-room window, a Hedge Sparrow asserted himself as king of the company, not allowing any of the Chaffinches, Tits, Green Linnets, &c, to touch the food until he had satisfied himself. This conduct in a bird usually so unassuming and gentle not […]