Gallinago gallinago – GIACH GYFFREDIN – Winter visitor and scarce breeder
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Snipe in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
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, […]