Alcedo atthis – Glas y dorlan – breeding resident
Winter distribution map, and the latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites
Alcedo atthis – Glas y dorlan – breeding resident Comparison with previous tetrad atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Confirmed breeding 11 9 Probable breeding 5 8 Possible breeding 31 15 Total tetrads occupied 47 (of 478) 32 (of 490) % of tetrads occupied 9.8% 6.5% The confirmed and probable breeding records total 16 for both the 1984 […]
Alcedo atthis – Glas y dorlan – breeding resident 1984-88 Confirmed breeding 11 Probable breeding 5 Possible breeding 31 Total tetrads occupied 47 (of 478) % of tetrads occupied 9.8% There has probably been little change in the status of the Kingfisher in Pembrokeshire since the time of Mathew (1894), who described it as a common […]
Alcedo atthis – Glas y dorlan – breeding resident The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square. The darkest blue represents over 3 birds. The BTO winter atlas showed that Kingfishers were present in about 40% of Pembrokeshire 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. More about the […]
Alcedo atthis – Glas y dorlan – breeding resident Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Kingfisher in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Alcedo ispida A common resident. We used to note many of these beautiful birds by the banks of the Cleddy, and generally had one in our grounds, where its favourite perch would be on the branch of a larch that projected over a fish-pond. Here it would sit for hours together on the watch for any perch or tench […]