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

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew