Over the next three weeks the Springwatch cameras will be covering a new area of the reserve for the first time revealing the wet woodland, reed-bed, and rare bog areas of the reserve, to follow the lives of lapwing, redshank, teal, reed bunting, sedge warbler and, with luck, stonechat
Nearby, up on the hill, a male Stonechat
also sang to state his claim to a patch of gorse.
The Siberian stonechat
was spotted in scrub at Hartlepool Power Station at the weekend.
The various habitats are also important for birds, including: woodlarks, Bewick s swan, black woodpeckers, little grebe, black-necked grebe, whinchat, common stonechat
, shovelers, wheatears and teal.
Andrew Smith QC, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said Harli lived with her mother Donnika Reid at her home in Stonechat
, mistle thrush and swallow have also recorded significant reductions in sightings.
Several protected birds nest in heather and gorse bushes, including the skylark, stonechat
, red grouse and curlew.
THE following cases were heard at Bridgend Magistrates' Court: David Atkinson, 58, of Stonechat
Close, Porthcawl, was fined pounds 250 with three penalty points on his licence after pleading guilty to speeding on the A48 at Stormy Down, Bridgend.
This issue is full of birdlife, from the colourful stonechat
on our front cover to the long awaited completion of the Saltholme Nature Reserve by the Teesside Environment Trust and the RSPB.
Alexander Baratt Segfield, aged 23, of Stonechat
Road, Rugby, using a vehicle without insurance, fined pounds 175.
For example after some recent cold winters the stonechat
at the RSPB Lake Vyrnwy reserve was found to have declined by 92%.
It is also home to several breeding birds listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive, including the little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), the bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) and the stonechat
CASES dealt with before Birmingham magistrates on November 1 included: Darren Anthony Atkins, 29, of Hastings Road, Kingstanding, driving while disqualified and without insurance, jailed for 20 weeks, suspended for two years, curfew for four months, disqualified from driving for two years; Wayne David Christopher Hickey, 22, of Capilano Road, Perry Common, using a counterfeit cheque, 80 hours' unpaid work over 12 months, compensation PS881, costs PS85; Hughie Bradley, 18, of Hanley Court, Stonechat
Drive, Erdington, harassment, jailed for 20 weeks suspended for 12 months, ASBO, 80 hours' unpaid work, costs PS600; Mark Anthony Hewitt, 46, of Robert Road, Handsworth, stole chocolate worth PS23 from Poundland and electric toothbrushes worth PS14.
GW Withrington Stonechat
Close, St Mellons, Cardiff
The next day we spot Dartford Warblers, stonechat
and have a close encounter with a wheatear as we head out to Durlston Head nature reserve in search of more seabirds.