Activists say the most common species in the traps are Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat
, Garden Warblers, Nightingales, and Reed Warblers, all long distant-migrants with populations declining in most EU countries.
Sylvia communis, Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis and Hoopoe Merops apiaster).
Among them grey heron and little egret, great black-backed gull and black-headed gull, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and whitethroat
, song thrush and mistle thrush, and yellowhammer and reed bunting.
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
Just some of the reserve's most notable birds of interest include the goosander, "saw-billed" duck, the lapwing, snipe and whitethroat
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.
Chiffchaffs have also been examined more thoroughly, taking into account recent advances in identification and taxonomic understanding, and Hume's Whitethroat
has now been afforded full species status.