Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus – BRAS Y CYRS – Breeding resident

Reed Bunting – 2003-07 breeding

Emberiza schoeniclus – BRAS Y CYRS – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 27 22 Breeding probable 54 101 Breeding possible 19 15 No of tetrads occupied 100 (of 478) 138 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 20.9% 28.2% The Reed Bunting is a largely inconspicuous bird with streaky black brown and […]

Reed Bunting – 1994

Emberiza schoeniclus – BRAS Y CYRS – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 27 Breeding probable 54 Breeding possible 19 No of tetrads occupied 100 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 20.9% Both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) regarded the Reed Bunting as a scarce resident thinly scattered about boggy places. They are still locally distributed about […]

Reed Bunting – 1980s winter

Emberiza schoeniclus – BRAS Y CYRS – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Reed Buntings 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 20 birds. Found within mixed finch flocks […]

Reed Bunting – 1949

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

Reed Bunting – 1894

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