Magpie

Pica pica – PIODEN – Breeding resident

Magpie – 2003-07 breeding

Pica pica – PIODEN – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 368 305 Breeding probable 26 81 Breeding possible 53 59 No of tetrads occupied 447 (of 478) 445 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 93.5% 90.8% A familiar bird to most people, the magpie can be encountered throughout the county and […]

Magpie – 1994

Pica pica – PIODEN – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 368 Breeding probable 26 Breeding possible 53 No of tetrads occupied 447 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 93.5% The Magpie was a numerous resident according to both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949). They were once persecuted in Pembrokeshire. Some idea of the scale can be […]

Magpie – 1980s winter

Pica pica – PIODEN – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Magpies 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 44 birds. Communal roosts were included in the plot. More […]

Magpie – 1949

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

Magpie – 1894

Pica rustica – A common resident. Very numerous about all the wild and unpreserved districts of the county. Such numbers used to resort to our covers to roost that one winter we shot many of them, and the rest, taking the hint that we did not desire their presence, left us for a time. When we first waged war against […]