Carduelis spinus – PILA GWYRDD – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant
Spinus spinus – PILA GWYRDD – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 1 6 Breeding probable 39 Breeding possible 2 26 No of tetrads occupied 3 (of 478) 71 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 0.6% 14.5% The Siskin is a small yellowish green finch which has a […]
Carduelis spinus – PILA GWYRDD – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 1 Breeding probable Breeding possible 2 No of tetrads occupied 3 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 0.6% Mathew (1894) had just one record, a flock of 20 seen at Stone Hall in December 1866, but Lockley et al. (1949) considered that the […]
Carduelis spinus – PILA GWYRDD – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Siskins were present in six 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darkest blue colour in a 10km square represents 19-50 birds seen in a day, in Pembrokeshire up to 32 birds. More about […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Chrysomitris spinus – A winter visitor; rare. Mr. Tracy says: “Taken occasionally in the autumn feeding on the seeds of the birch and alder.” Not included by Mr. Dix, but in the list supplied us by Mr. H. Mathias. The bird-catchers catch a few, but not every winter, and inform us that it is never numerous. A flock of about […]