Reed Bunting – 1980s winter

Emberiza schoeniclus – BRAS Y CYRS – Breeding resident

The BTO winter atlas showed that Reed Buntings 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 20 birds.

Found within mixed finch flocks to a varying degree during wintertime.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

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Long-tailed Duck – 1980s winter

Clangula hyemalisHwyaden Gynffon-hirWinter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in August and September

The BTO winter atlas showed that Long-tailed Ducks were present in several coastal and estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84.

The coloured 10km squares represent 1-2 birds seen in a day.

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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Ringed plover – 1980s winter

Charadrius hiaticula – CWTIAD TORCHOG – Passage migrant, formerly bred

The BTO winter atlas showed that Ringed Plovers were present in some coastal and all estuarine 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 19-60 birds.

The largest numbers were found within the Cleddau Estuary.

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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Robin – 1980s winter

Erithacus rubecula – ROBIN GOCH – Breeding resident

The BTO winter atlas showed that Robins 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 36 birds.

However, it should be noted that the figures show a high correlation with the number of recording cards returned (therefore related to recording effort) for each 10km square. 

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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Rock Pipit – 1980s winter

Anthus petrosus – CORHEDYDD Y GRAIG – Breeding resident and passage migrant

The BTO winter atlas showed that Rock Pipits were present in most coastal and estuarine 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 16 birds.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

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Rook – 1980s winter

Corvus frugilegus – YDFRABreeding resident

The BTO winter atlas showed that Rooks 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 800 birds seen in a day.

Use of treeless coastal areas resulted in a winter distribution that was slightly more extensive than the breeding range.

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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Sanderling – 1980s winter

Calidris alba – PIBYDD Y TYWOD – Passage migrant. Recorded in all months

The BTO winter atlas showed that Sanderlings were present in one estuarine and a few coastal  10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84.

The blue colour in each 10km square represents up to 19 birds.

The distribution coincides largely with sandy shores.

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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Scaup – 1980s winter

Aythya marila – HWYADEN BENDDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in May

The BTO winter atlas showed that Scaups were present in one estuarine, one coastal and two fresh water sites during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84.

The darkest blue colour in a 10km square represents up to 13-25 birds seen in a day, in Pembrokeshire up to four birds.

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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Magpie – 1980s winter

Pica pica – PIODEN – Breeding resident

The BTO winter atlas showed that Magpies 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 44 birds. Communal roosts were included in the plot.

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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