Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea – SIGLEN LWYD – Breeding resident

Grey Wagtail – 2003-07 breeding

Motacilla cinerea – SIGLEN LWYD – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 40 58 Breeding probable 21 24 Breeding possible 52 32 No of tetrads occupied 113 (of 478) 114 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 23.6% 23.3% During the 1984-88 tetrad survey, Grey Wagtails were found to be widespread in Pembrokeshire, […]

Grey Wagtail – 1994

Motacilla cinerea – SIGLEN LWYD – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 40 Breeding probable 21 Breeding possible 52 No of tetrads occupied 113 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 23.6% A common resident to Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al (1949).  Today Grey Wagtails breed along all of the major, and many of the minor, brooks and rivers in […]

Grey Wagtail – 1980s winter

Motacilla cinerea – SIGLEN LWYD – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Grey Wagtails 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 4 birds. The map plot shows a slightly […]

Grey Wagtail – 1949

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

Grey Wagtail – 1894

Motacilla melanope A common resident; equally abundant throughout the year. We agree with Mr. Dix in considering this beautiful species, “the Common Wagtail” of Pembrokeshire, breeding by every little stream. We have found the nest within a few feet of our hall door at Stone Hall. Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands More about Grey Wagtails […]