Pheasant – 1980s winter

Phasianus colchicus – FFESANT – Breeding resident

The BTO winter atlas showed that Pheasants 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 9-33 birds seen in a day. Releases of birds reared for shooting varies year by year, so the map represents a snapshot limited to the winters in which the survey was conducted.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

More about the Pheasant in Pembrokeshire