Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus – GWALCH GLAS – Breeding resident

Sparrowhawk – 2003-07 breeding

Accipiter nisus – GWALCH GLAS – Breeding resident Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 37 23 Breeding probable 36 48 Breeding possible 185 125 No of tetrads occupied 258 (of 478) 196 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 54% 40% There has been a clear decrease (23%) in the total number of tetrads in […]

Sparrowhawk – 1994

Accipiter nisus – GWALCH GLAS – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 37 Breeding probable 36 Breeding possible 185 No of tetrads occupied 258 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 54% The Sparrowhawk has always been a common resident according to both Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949). Landowners waged ineffective war against them, Lloyd noting a gibbet […]

Sparrowhawk – 1980s winter

Accipiter nisus – GWALCH GLAS – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Sparrowhawks 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 3 birds seen in a day. It is likely […]

Sparrow-Hawk – 1949

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

Sparrowhawk – 1894

SPARROW-HAWK, Acripiter nisus A common resident; numerous in the wilder unpreserved parts of the county. This dangerous and recklessly courageous bird was very plentiful at Stone Hall, where we suffered much from his attacks upon the game. Scores of times we used to see a male Sparrow-hawk fluttering against our windows endeavouring to reach our cage birds inside, or watching them […]