Tree Pipit

Sunday, September 6th 2009

The overcast weather hasn't stopped the bird ringers from trapping and recording at Foxglove today; surprisingly a Tree Pipit was caught for the first time since 2004. This little bird is a summer migrant that feeds on small insects and its preferred habitat is open woodland. It used to breed at Foxglove but in common with some other species its numbers have declined and it is now much less common nationally.

Tree Pipit

Over 200 birds were processed including Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, a few remaining Willow and Garden Warblers, 22 new Bullfinches and a mix of other woodland birds including two new Nuthatches. Three Reed Bunting, 13 Chiffchaff and six Blackcap were also among the totals. It was a busy day!

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, next Saturday 12th September the reserve will be closed to everyone during the day. It will be open again from 6pm that evening and therefore our Moth Night will be able to go ahead as planned.


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