Perdix perdix – Petrisen – Artificially maintained
Comparison with previous atlas:
|No of tetrads occupied||8 (of 478)||5 (of 490)|
|Percentage of tetrads||1.7%||1%|
Considered to be fairly common in Pembrokeshire at the end of the 19th century, the grey partridge was in decline by the middle of the 20th century. By the time of the 1984-88 survey it was barely hanging on, surviving only because of additional birds released for shooting. The position remained precarious at the time of the 2003-07 survey and it is doubtful that a self sustaining population existed. Most modern farming practices produce conditions which do not suit Grey Partridges.
Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007