Sunday, 21 September 2014

BB Rare Breeding Birds in the UK report

Been reading this months British Birds journal about rare breeding birds in the UK. Interesting national trends mainly the continual colonisation of southern species e.g. in 2012 a few pairs of Baillon's Crakes, Black-winged Stilt, Great White Egrets, Little Bitterns, 866 pairs of Little Egret, 10 pairs of Spoonbill and over 1000 pairs of Med Gull. Cetti's, Savi's, Marsh, Iberian Chiffchaff and Great Reed Warbler were also breeding or were present in the breeding season.

Birds on the RBBP list that breed (or feed while breeding) at Beddington Farmlands:
Little Ringed Plover
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Cetti's Warbler- in 2012 we had a male holding territory but unfortunately did not attract a mate

 Female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker- one of the local pair
Juvenile Peregrine- one of the young from the nearby Sutton breeding pair

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