Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Twite Recovery Project

Below is the link to RSPB web pages for the Twite Recovery Project.
A major part of this project is centred on the conservation of Twite in the South Pennines.  The South Pennines are the main stronghold of Twite in the UK but they are rapidly disappearing due to habitat loss and changes in farming practices.  The project hopes to encourage farmers and landowners to adopt Twite friendly practices including the preservation of traditional hay-meadows.  Last year, as part of this project, I made a video to raise awareness of the plight of the Twite and this is now live on the RSPB website, as well as the Twite Recovery Project and Pennine Prospects You Tube channels.
There is a possibility of the project being featured on the BBC in the near future, and I will post any further information as soon as I get it. In the mean time, if any birders come across any Twite in the South Pennines, please could they pass the information on to the Twite Recovery Project?  Contact details are on the RSPB website link given above.
Steve Cummings
 Photo. Brian Sumner


Brian Sumner . said...

Charlotte Weightman Rspb has been in touch with me asking for photos etc for her newsletter. She seems to be running the project.

Anyone know about bats ?
Had Pipistrelles at Queensbury this evening which is an early sighting for me. Due they usually show at this time of year.

Brian Sumner . said...

Oops, that should be Do they usually, not Due they usually.

Steve Cummings said...

I've had pips on the wing in February. Several bats flying around North Loop this evening

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that info Steve