Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus – CUDYLL COCH – Breeding resident

Kestrel – 2012 research

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 […]

Kestrel – 2003-07 breeding

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 […]

Kestrel – 1994

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 […]

Kestrel – 1980s winter

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

Kestrel – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Kestrel in Pembrokeshire

Kestrel – 1949

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

Kestrel – 1894

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