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 recorded in some squares in the county.

Graham Rees (County bird recorder 1981 to 2007)

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

More about the Snipe in Pembrokeshire