Whinchat Monitoring - Long Mynd, Shropshire

Our ornithologists have been working on the National Trust owned Long Mynd (Shropshire) over the last three weeks, finding and monitoring Whinchat Saxicola rubetra nests. A total of ten nests have been found to date, within which monitoring equipment has been installed to evaluate breeding success.

Unfortunately two of these nests failed early, although hopefully these birds will relay. Eight active nests remain, seven of which hold six eggs with the first chicks present on 4 June. All chicks will be colour ringed, details of which will be provided here.

Fingers crossed for a successful breeding season.