Sunday, 3 December 2017

Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Willow Tit Nest Box Project - P. Shergold
Paul and Kevin were putting up the last batch of Willow Tit boxes as our project continues to try and get Willow Tits breeding in Sussex again. Willow Tit was last seen officially seen at Warnham LNR on the 20th September 2015 and currently are in huge decline nationally. We have had nest boxes up around the reserve since the project start in 2010. We have tried a number of different designs all of which are a specific to the needs of Willow Tits and thus far we have only had one attempt at breeding.

On the Reserve there were plenty of bird around and it seems the Redwing have found the berry bush by the centre and they are stripping it at a rate of knots! Make sure you have a look at the bush on the left of the path as you approach the Visitor Centre from the car park.

Mute Swan 1, Tufted Duck 3, Shoveler 2, Black-headed Gull 60+, Herring Gull 40+, Teal 1, Little Grebe 2, Wren 4, Robin 20+, Blue Tit 50+, Great Tit 30+, Coal Tit 5+, Cormorant 4, Blackbird 10+, Moorhen 3, Coot 2, Kingfisher 1, Long-tailed Tit 15+, Sparrowhawk 1, Treecreeper 3, Redwing 2 Magpie 8, Grey Heron 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 1, Goldcrest 1, Woodpigeon 30+ (Paul Shergold, Kevin Attree, David King & Neil Henry)

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