The Ostrovne lE[bar]ky network is one of the three most important nesting areas of the red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) in Slovakia as well as an important breeding area for the tawny pipit (Anthus campestris) and lesser grey shrike (Lanius minor).
Objectives: The project aims to contribute to habitat restoration for three Annex I species of the Birds Directive the lesser grey shrike, the tawny pipit and the red-footed falcon in Ostrovne lE[bar]ky by establishing a suitable management model for agricultural land and restoring feeding and nesting habitats.
A Tawny Pipit
was briefly on the Great Orme on Saturday, but not relocated, as was a Woodlark on the headland overlooking Bardsey.
In North Wales a tawny pipit
, another good south-eastern species, was found near Porth Meuddwy, Aberdaron, and a yellow-browed warbler was at Holyhead in the Breakwater Country Park.
Its site has been featured as a film location and most notably, its interior in the 1944 gem, Tawny Pipit
, which starred Bernard Miles and told the gentle wartime story of villagers protecting two rare birds.
However, a decline in the intensity of military activities has led to overgrowth of open habitats, most notably dry sand heaths with heather (Calluna) and crowberry (Empetrum nigrum), which are nesting, foraging and/or mating sites for the black grouse (Tetrao tetrix), European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), European roller (Coracias garrulus), woodlark (Lullula arborea), tawny pipit
(Anthus campestris) and other bird species.
A tawny pipit
was also found near South Stack, Holyhead, although yet again it was only a short-staying individual.
They include the white pelican, normally located in Romania, the isabelline wheatear, from Greece and the East, and the tawny pipit
from Spain on Anglesey.
They included the White Pelican, normally located in Romania, the Isabelline Wheatear, from Greece and the East, and the Tawny Pipit from Spain on Anglesey.
Mike said twitchers had flocked to see the Isabelline Wheatear and as they clamoured for a glimpse they stumbled across the Tawny Pipit.