Snipe

Gallinago gallinago – GIACH GYFFREDIN – Winter visitor and scarce breeder

Snipe – 2020-21 WeBS

The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.

Snipe – 2003-07 breeding

Gallinago gallinago – GIACH GYFFREDIN – Winter visitor and scarce breeder Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed Breeding probable 3 Breeding possible 6 5 No of tetrads occupied 9 (of 478) (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 1.9 % 1% Within Pembrokeshire, Snipe were considered to be fairly widespread as a breeding species until […]

Snipe – 1994

Gallinago gallinago – GIACH GYFFREDIN – Winter visitor and scarce breeder 1984-88 Breeding confirmed Breeding probable 3 Breeding possible 6 No of tetrads occupied 9 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 1.9 % The Snipe was a widespread breeding species in Pembrokeshire throughout the times of Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949) but Saunders (1976) remarked that […]

Snipe – 1980s winter

Gallinago gallinago – GIACH GYFFREDIN – Winter visitor and scarce breeder The BTO winter atlas showed that Snipes 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 37 birds, up to 200 were […]

Snipe – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Snipe in Pembrokeshire

Common Snipe – 1949

Capella gallinago gallinago Resident on suitable moors and mountain marshes.  Numerous arrivals in autumn and winter.  A regular visitor and passage migrant on the islands, and occasionally breeds on Skomer, Skokholm and Ramsey. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Snipe in Pembrokeshire

Common Snipe – 1894

Gallinago calestis Resident; numerous arrivals from the north in the autumn and winter. The Common Snipe, like the Woodcock, is far less plentiful in the county than it used to be. We have heard old sportsmen speak of the great bags it was possible to make fifty or sixty years ago, not to be accomplished anywhere now. Our old friend, […]

Snipe

Gallinago gallinago – GIACH GYFFREDIN – Winter visitor and scarce breeder