Thursday, 19 May 2016

First Lesser Whitethroat for the site

David K sent the following update on 13/5/2016:

"Both Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Gadespring this morning. Also a really confusing warble that sounded like a cross between a Song Thrush and a Sedge Warbler. I couldn't see it despite standing under it for half an hour."

As far as we know, this is the first Lesser Whitethroat for the site and very encouraging news.

If you'd like to know more about this species, the RSPB info is here.

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It is important to note that Gadespring Cress Beds is still being developed & due to health & safety will only be available for access, other than to wildlife monitors & work parties, at organised events & at times when there is a weekend volunteer warden on duty. General public access is a possibility for the future & this could only happen once the wildlife hide is relocated after planning permission. Keep an eye on this website & blog, as well as the Box Moor Trust website, for details of open days & organised public events when you can visit & explore Gadespring.