Stonechat – 1980s winter

Saxicola torquata – CLOCHDAR Y CERRIG – Breeding resident

The BTO winter atlas showed that Stonechats were present in all coastal 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 5 birds seen in a day.

Winter distribution was a little less widespread than in the breeding season indicating a withdrawal from most inland squares. 

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

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

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