Serin – 1994

Serinus serinusLlinos FrechRare visitor

Serins have been spreading northwards in Europe since at least 1800, first breeding in Great Britain in 1967 (Sharrock 1976). The first Serins recorded in Pembrokeshire were two at Marloes on 20 October 1933 (R.M. Lockley), followed by singles at Skomer on 2 April 1946 and 30-31 May 1974, at Marloes on 8 October 1949, at Skokholm on 10 June 1967 and 11 May 1974, at St Davids on 8-9 June 1972 and at Strumble Head on 10 April 1973 and 1 November 1980.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

SHARROCK, J.T.R. 1976. The atlas of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland. Berkhamsted, T. & A.D. Poyser.

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