Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra – CREC YR EITHIN – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February

Whinchat – 2012 research

Saxicola rubetra – CREC YR EITHIN – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February The Whinchat Saxicola rubetra is a migrant breeding species favouring open country such as heathland, moorland, bogs, marshes and light scrub. The latest atlas of breeding birds in Pembrokeshire 2003-07 (Rees et al 2009) found that their distribution had been […]

Whinchat – 2003-07 breeding

Saxicola rubetra – CREC YR EITHIN – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 23 7 Breeding probable 17 2 Breeding possible 2 3 No of tetrads occupied 42 (of 478) 12 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 8.8% 2.5% Fifty pairs were found during […]

Whinchat – 1994

Saxicola rubetra – CREC YR EITHIN – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded¬†from¬†December to February 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 23 Breeding probable 17 Breeding possible 2 No of tetrads occupied 42 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 8.8% The Whinchat was regarded as a scarce summer resident by Lockley et al. (1949), and Saunders (1976) added that […]

Whinchat – 1949

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

Whinchat – 1894

Pratincola rubetra – A summer visitor. Although Mr. Dix wrote that the Whinchat was decidedly rare in his district, which was the north-eastern corner of the county immediately adjoining Cardiganshire, we have found that it is pretty generally distributed, and have seen it on the Precelly Hlils at Rosebush, on Cuffern Mountain, at St. David’s, at Stone Hall, where we have […]