The most common species in the traps were Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat
, Garden Warblers, Nightingales, and Reed Warblers, all long distant-migrants with populations declining in most EU countries.
The breeding bird surveys highlighted the presence of four territories from within the survey area and a further three within a 50 metre buffer, comprising six different species, two of which are recognised as being of national conservation concern: willow warbler and whitethroat
The breeding bird surveys highlighted the presence of four territories from within the survey area and a further three within a 50m buffer, comprising six different species, two of which are recognised as being of national conservation concern: willow warbler and whitethroat
, reed warbler and lesser whitethroat
I saw at the weekend may be the last I see until April.
Just some of the reserve's most notable birds of interest include the goosander, "saw-billed" duck, the lapwing, snipe and whitethroat
As the gentle swell made the sea nudge the cliffs, it was easy to become mesmerised by the unremitting sunshine, larks, seagulls, whitethroat
and stone chat swooping and criss-crossing in front of us, jet-trails being thrown like giant spears in the heavens, the scene becoming hazy as the day warmed up.
One of the finest examples of this is "The Happy Bird," in which the skillful alternations of syntax and meter convey the playful buffeting of the wind that moves the branch on which the whitethroat
The project has already attracted 13 species of butterflies and several types of birds including blackcap, whitethroat
and willow warbler, linnets, goldfinch, thrushes and blackbirds.
Sylviidae Sylvia communis Common whitethroat
Sylvia curruca Lesser whitethroat
Hippolias polyglotta Melodious warbler Sylvietta brachyuran Northern combrec Hippolais spp Sedge wabler Acrocephalus Tawny-flanked prinia schoenobaenus Prinia subflava Warbler Sylvia spp Willow warbler 36.
Between the woodland and the canal bridge a whitethroat
did its stuff, and after a short while listening (and watching) I led the group, with impeccable timing, to the entrance of the wetlands.
The Common Whitethroat
Sylvia communis, Garden Warbler Sylvia borin, and Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina had a large (more than 50%) population increase and the Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica had a large (more than 50%) population decrease during the study period.
Skewey's crisp shot of a feeding Common Whitethroat
is another great entry.