Redstart – 2003-07 breeding

Phoenicurus phoenicurus – TINGOCH – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded from December to March

Comparison with previous atlas:

Breeding confirmed2121
Breeding probable929
Breeding possible92
No of tetrads occupied39 (of 478)52 (of 490)
Percentage of tetrads8.2%10.6%

The Redstart was considered to be a sporadic breeder in Pembrokeshire prior to the 1984-88 survey. Fieldwork during that survey revealed a previously unsuspected population nesting around the lower parts of the Preseli Hills, plus a few scattered pairs elsewhere. They were similarly distributed during the 2003-07 atlas, but found in 33% more tetrads. It is estimated that about 200 pairs were involved.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports, which may contain more detail than shown here.

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