Scientific: Erithacus rubecula
Cymraeg: Robin Goch
A common resident breeder.
Numbers adversely affected after January cold spell.
Pinged area (as Wren): the commonest breeder with 202 breeding territories.
Thirteen were singing in Brechfa Forest. See Wren for details.
An influx of 12 migrants was noted at Penrhyngwyn on 5th September.
A cold weather influx was noted at Penclacwydd in early January with 35+ around the grounds.
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.
A group of 20 noted at Penrhyngwyn on 12th October were probably on passage.
Two pairs bred in nestboxes at Gelli Aur.
A pair bred in the base of a rotten Birch at Cwm Clyd Farm, Myddfai, seen on 25 April.
3 near Burry Port on 15th April.
156 males singing at 37 sites in the breeding season.
The most notable breeding record was of 17 pairs at Betws Colliery June 8th.
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.
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.