Scientific: Erithacus rubecula

Cymraeg: Robin Goch

A common resident breeder.

1982
Numbers adversely affected after January cold spell.

1993
Pinged area (as Wren): the commonest breeder with 202 breeding territories.

1994
Thirteen were singing in Brechfa Forest. See Wren for details.

1995
An influx of 12 migrants was noted at Penrhyngwyn on 5th September.

1997
A cold weather influx was noted at Penclacwydd in early January with 35+ around the grounds.

1998
This species and Redstart nested within 4″ of each other in a 5 litre plastic container wedged in the roof of a shed at Cynghordy. This resulted in the young of both species inter-mingling and were subsequently raised by both sets of adults.

1999
A group of 20 noted at Penrhyngwyn on 12th October were probably on passage.

2000
Two pairs bred in nestboxes at Gelli Aur.

2002
A pair bred in the base of a rotten Birch at Cwm Clyd Farm, Myddfai, seen on 25 April.

2003
3 near Burry Port on 15th April.

2004
156 males singing at 37 sites in the breeding season.

2005
The most notable breeding record was of 17 pairs at Betws Colliery June 8th.

2006
At the RSPB Gwenffrwd/Dinas Reserve 156 breeding territories were located. 15 singing birds were counted in 1km square at Garth near Ammanford May 11th.

2007
The only notable assembly was c20 Ffordd y Wagen December 17th. A pair raised 6 young in a nest in a plastic bag in a shed at Llangadog.