Scientific: Sitta europaea

Cymraeg: Delor Y Cnau

A common resident breeder in mature deciduous woodland.

1982
Adversely affected by cold January spell.

1984
Party of 5, Betws, 19 February.

1986
1, Pembrey Forest, 13 August his first record for this site.

1993
Utilised nest boxes at Upper Lliedi Reservoir, 1 pair, Cynghordy 2 pairs and Gelli Aur, 2 pairs.

1995
The Gelli Aur nest boxes were occupied by 2 pairs which fledged 12 young.

1996
Two pairs bred in nest boxes at Abbey Woods, Whitland and 1 pair at Lower Lliedi Reservoir.

1997
Three pairs bred in nest boxes at Abbey Woods, Whitland and 4 pairs fledged 13 young at Gelli Aur. A single bird was at Penclacwydd on 14th September – it is a rare bird on the coastal flats south east of Llanelli.

1998
Two pairs occupied the nest boxes at Gelli Aur.

1999
Two nestbox pairs fledged 11 young at Coed Pont Felin-gat.

2000
Three pairs bred in nestboxes at Gelli Aur and a nestbox pair fledged 2 young at Aberglasney Gardens.

2001
A pair bred in a Great Spotted Woodpecker’s nest at Glan Ddu. 2 nest box pairs were discovered: one at Rhydywrach and the other at Aberglasney.

2002
Penclacwydd, where they are rare, had 2 birds in November. 6 monopolised feeders at Ffosddu on 7th June.

2003
Penclacwydd, where it is rare, had 1 bird in January and February. 1 at Cynheidre on 1st and 15th. A pair nest-building near Llandyfeisant Church, Dinefwr Park on 31st March. ‘…hiding nuts in crevices and covering with moss and lichen…’ at Dinas on 17th September.

2004
Of three clutches examined at ? all had 7 eggs.

2005
Two nests at Carreg Cennen woods May 6th.

2006
15 breeding territories established at the RSPB Gwenffrwd/Dinas Reserve.

2007
Twelve territories identified from singing birds in Dinefwr Woods April 12th.