Breeding pair a first for Wales

by Webmaster, 21st August 2019

A pair of warblers have become the first of their species to nest in Wales

Picture: © Martin Jones

There’s been great excitement this summer at RSPB Cors Ddyga on Anglesey as two Savi’s warblers bred there for the very first time, also making them Wales’ first breeding pair.

Previously, there’d only been eight sightings across Wales, but this year two were spotted on the reserve and were later seen carrying food to an unseen nest.

It’s great news for the team at Cors Ddyga who have been transforming a wetland habitat for the past 25 years and have already seen rare species such as the bittern become established there.

Savi’s warblers are normally found in southern Europe and emit a long, buzzing trill that carries across reed beds.

“It goes to show that all the work we’ve put in to restore the wetland habitats has paid off and it’s safe to say that Cors Ddyga is a nationally important place for nature,” says site manager Ian Hawkins. “Let’s hope our work will attract new species as their breeding ranges move northwards and westwards in response to climate change.”


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