Thursday, 22 September 2016

Willow Tit survey in Shropshire

Willow Tits are in trouble! BTO data shows they have declined by 92% in the last 25 years. They are  'around' in Shropshire at a variety of sites and a species recovery project has been organised by the BTO but first.... we need to know where they are!

There are a number of sites in Shropshire where they are either known to breed, suspected to breed or have bred in the past. If you feel you can help with some surveying work in 2017, please contact bto.shropshire@gmail.com

More details on the survey itself can be found here.

Here's some images, taken back in May this year at Haughmond Hill, one of the sites successfully surveyed.....



Busy collecting food and observed from a sensible distance!


Plenty of small mouths to feed!



This pair were successful in raising young.... How many more are?

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