Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos – BRONFRAITH – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor

Song Thrush – 2003-07 breeding

Turdus philomelos – BRONFRAITH – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 144 178 Breeding probable 215 215 Breeding possible 33 11 No of tetrads occupied 392 (of 478) 404 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 82% 82.4% The song thrush is widespread across the county, but absent from […]

Song Thrush – 1994

Turdus philomelos – BRONFRAITH – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 144 Breeding probable 215 Breeding possible 33 No of tetrads occupied 392 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 82% Mathew (1894) noted that the Song Thrush was a common resident which suffered severe mortality in the cold winter of 1880, while Lockley […]

Song Thrush – 1980s winter

Turdus philomelos – BRONFRAITH – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Song Thrushes 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 26 birds seen in a […]

British Song Thrush – 1949

Turdus ericetorum ericetorum Common resident, but not numerous.  Abundant on coast at onset of cold weather in winter which, if persistent, causes many deaths. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Song Thrush in Pembrokeshire

Continental Song Thrush – 1949

Turdus ericetorum philomelus One was trapped Skokholm, 23 Feb 1929, and others ringed were probably of this race.  Probably represented in winter flocks. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Song Thrush in Pembrokeshire

Song Thrush – 1894

Turdus musicus – A common resident. After the severe winter of 1880 there was scarcely a Thrush left in North Pembrokeshire. We neither heard the delightful song, nor saw an example of the bird in the following spring and summer. We were told of one that had been shot in the summer (this seemed a […]

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos – BRONFRAITH – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor