In fact, the willow tit
is the most endangered small bird in the UK, with numbers plummeting some 97 per cent since 1980.
Rare species like the marsh fritillary butterfly and willow tit
bird have been given a conservation boost today, with Natural England officially recognising the Mid Cornwall Moors as one of the countrys most important wildlife sites.
Dame Caroline Spellman, Conservative MP for Meriden, and an ex-environment minister, champions the willow tit
, saying: "The chirpy little willow tit
sadly has 'red status' meaning it is sharply declining, so I am proud to be able to do what I can to preserve this characterful species.
Populations of bee-eater and Cetti's warbler - species with a southerly distribution in Europe - have increased in recent years, while more northerly distributed species such as willow tit
and brambling have been declining in the same period.
FARMLAND and woodland birds have been hit hardest, including the wood warbler, the lesser spotted woodpecker, willow tit
, yellowhammers, larks and wading birds like lapwing.
There aren't many reed beds They include skylark, lesser redpoll, linnet, cuckoo, yellowhammer, r eed bunting, herring gull, yellow wagtail, spotted flycatcher, curlew, house and tree sparrow, grey partridge, willow tit
, dunnock, bullfinch, starling, song thrush and lapwing.
The endangered willow tit
has been seen and it is hoped skylarks and lapwings will appear.
It is an area of Special Scientific Interest due to its wet woodland habitat which is rare in Cheshire and it's home to less common birds like the willow tit
BIRD SPOTTING RECENT sightings at the RSPB's Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve include goosander, shoveler, goldeneye, great spotted woodpecker, willow tit
, siskin and bullfinch.
The report also shows woodland birds willow warbler, spotted flycatcher and willow tit
have dramatically decreased in the region, although great spotted woodpecker has increased by more than 100%.
What you can see all year round are members of the tit family: the blue tit, willow tit
, marsh tit, crested tit, great tit, and others.
A Willow Tit
flock typically forages at feeders for some time; then birds leave the feeder and move around the territory, as if "maintaining their property," returning after a while to the feeder (K.