House Sparrow

Passer domesticus – ADERYN Y TO – Breeding resident

House Sparrow – 2003-07 breeding

Passer domesticus – ADERYN Y TO – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 266 306 Breeding probable 50 79 Breeding possible 55 27 No of tetrads occupied 371 (of 478) 412 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 77.6% 84.1% The House Sparrow is known to most people, its extrovert character and strong […]

House Sparrow – 1994

Passer domesticus – ADERYN Y TO – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 266 Breeding probable 50 Breeding possible 55 No of tetrads occupied 371 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 77.6% Mathew (1894) said of the House Sparrow that it was “a common resident but rather scarce in the mountain districts” while Lockley et al. (1949) considered it […]

House Sparrow – 1980s winter

Passer domesticus – ADERYN Y TO – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that House Sparrows 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 65 birds. The winter distribution was similar […]

House Sparrow – 1894

Passer domesticus A common resident. but rather scarce in the “mountain” districts. Mr. Dix writes: “Comparatively a scarce bird; during the severe weather last February, I did not notice more than three or four together at any time in the yards. Nothing has struck me more than the scarcity of this bird.” When we first went to reside at Stone Hall […]