- We have planted over 800 native trees along the embankment, creating a wonderful habitat for warblers such as whitethroat, garden warbler and blackcap.
- The cuckoo arrived five days early this year, and birds like the blackcap and the chiffchaff are increasingly over-wintering in the UK rather than migrating to Africa.
- It is expected the chorus will include the blackcap, willow warbler and chiffchaff and others.
- The researchers cite as an example the European blackcap, a bird that traditionally breeds in Germany and then migrates southwest for the winter to Spain and Portugal.
- Great-spotted woodpeckers drum while chiffchaffs, blackcaps, chaffinches and wrens sing their hearts out.