Falco tinnunculus – CUDYLL COCH – Breeding resident
Falco tinnunculus – CUDYLL COCH – Breeding resident Kestrel numbers within the county have declined and are now considered to be at their lowest level since 1894. The reasons for the decline are discussed in detail. Much of the decline is attributable to loss of suitable breeding habitat due to changes in farming practices, but […]
Falco tinnunculus – CUDYLL COCH – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 26 21 Breeding probable 30 15 Breeding possible 100 60 No of tetrads occupied 156 (of 478) 96 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 32.6% 19.6% The number of tetrads in which Kestrels were recorded, all categories, decreased from 156 […]
Falco tinnunculus – CUDYLL COCH – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 26 Breeding probable 30 Breeding possible 100 No of tetrads occupied 156 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 32.6% Both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) noted the Kestrel as a common resident. In 1920 Lloyd stated that it was not so common in Pembrokeshire as the […]
Falco tinnunculus – CUDYLL COCH – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Kestrels 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 3-4 birds. More about the Kestrel in Pembrokeshire
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Kestrel in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Tinnunculus alaudarius – A common resident. The most numerous of all our Hawks, to be met with all over the county, nesting in woods, in old ruins, and in many places on the cliffs all round the coast. The Kestrel was common in our plantations at Stone Hall, and an old Crow’s nest was generally occupied by it, and we […]