Emberiza citrinella – MELYN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident
Emberiza citrinella – MELYN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 107 15 Breeding probable 222 142 Breeding possible 54 31 No of tetrads occupied 383 (of 478) 188 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 80.1% 38.4% Historically common and widespread in the county, it was still well-distributed during the […]
Emberiza citrinella – MELYN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 107 Breeding probable 222 Breeding possible 54 No of tetrads occupied 383 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 80.1% An extremely common resident according to Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949), the Yellowhammer still breeds throughout Pembrokeshire but is absent from deep woodland, the […]
Emberiza citrinella – MELYN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Yellowhammers were present in the majority of 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 75 birds seen in a day. […]
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible Sharrock, J.T.R. (1976) The atlas of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland. T. & A.D. Poyser More about the Yellowhammer in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
YELLOW-HAMMER Emberiza citrinella – Resident. One of our most abundant small birds. They are believed by the Welsh people to encourage snakes to enter their nests to devour the young birds, and are on this account held by them in great aversion. In other parts of the world this species has evil things reported of it in the folk-lore, and […]