Long-tailed tits and nuthatch


Today, to the cemetery again.

Many jays.

This is a video about long-tailed tits (the white-headed Scandinavian form; and at the end of the video, a goldcrest).

Great tits and blue tits. And a group of long-tailed tits in trees.

A siskin. A buzzard flying.

Robin sound.

A nuthatch on a big tree.

Clever Eurasian jays plan for the future: here.

2 thoughts on “Long-tailed tits and nuthatch

  1. ‘Make churchyards a haven for wildlife’

    Saturday, October 29, 2011

    THEY might not be the first places you would think to go looking for wildlife, but Notts Wildlife Trust is encouraging churches across the county to make graveyards greener.

    The Churchyards For Wildlife project will provide support and advice to churches to help them become more wildlife-friendly.

    A spokesman for the trust said the advantages of the scheme were obvious.

    “In rural parishes, churchyards can often be one of the few patches of uncultivated land untouched by chemical fertilisers and pesticides,” he said.

    “At the same time, management of churchyards for wildlife has benefits, not just for bio-diversity, but also for the local community.

    “A project to keep them wildlife-friendly can encourage interest in the church and its surroundings from parishioners and visitors. It can also encourage local involvement in the management of the churchyard and provide a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages to learn about our natural and cultural heritage.”

    The need for such a project was identified because it is estimated that, since the 1930s, 97 per cent of the flower-rich grassland once widespread in the countryside has vanished.

    This decline has been caused by factors such as greater use of herbicides and fertilisers amongst other things.

    In response to this ongoing threat, the trust in 2008 launched its Blue Butterfly Scheme, of which Churchyards For Wildlife is part.

    Kinoulton Church is one of the first churches to take part.

    Any church involved will receive a plaque to show that its site is a churchyard for wildlife. Those interested in taking part should contact the trust’s development team on 0115 9588242 or at developmentteam@nottswt.co.uk.

    http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Make-churchyards-haven-wildlife/story-13697485-detail/story.html

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