Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros – TINGOCH DU – Winter visitor and passage migrant

Black Redstart – 2019

Phoenicurus ochruros – TINGOCH DU – Winter visitor and passage migrant The Black Redstart is found over most of Europe and parts of Asia in sparsely vegetated rocky areas, often at high altitudes. It is resident in parts of its range and migratory in others (HBW). In Wales, it is mainly a passage migrant and […]

Black Redstart – 1994

Phoenicurus ochruros – TINGOCH DU – Winter visitor and passage migrant Mathew (1894) listed several occurrences of Black Redstart and noted them annually in autumn at Tenby. Lockley et al. (1949) regarded the bird as a regular winter visitor and noted a March passage with as many as 50 at Skokholm in 1948. A few still winter […]

Black Redstart – 1980s winter

Phoenicurus ochruros – TINGOCH DU – Winter visitor and passage migrant he BTO winter atlas shows the 10km squares where Black Redstarts were recorded 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 birds seen in a day. […]

Black Redstart – 1949

Phoenicurus ochrurus gibraltariensis Regular winter visitor, chiefly from Sept to Nov and March-April, but also seen Dec, Jan, and Feb.  Principally on the islands and in sheltered bays along the whole coast.  Fifty at Skokholm at one time during March 1948. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the […]

Black Redstart – 1894

Ruticilla titys A winter visitor, not common. From its extent of coast Pembrokeshire appears to be peculiarly suited to this species, and it has occurred both on the northern and the southern shores of the county. In the north it has been seen several times and shot by Sir Hugh Owen at Goodwick: “Single specimens on the moors in […]

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros – TINGOCH DU – Winter visitor and passage migrant