Excellent presentation by Paul Wheatley the Leeds Birder


We talked about our shared aim to help what was once a common bird in the UK – the Spotted Flycatcher. This species has declined by a staggering 87% since the 1970s and has become a scarce bird in Yorkshire. The project aims to provide nestboxes for these birds, monitor their numbers and breeding success, and enhance habitat and biodiversity through the creation of ponds and wildflower meadows. Gardens often make great habitat for Spotted Flycatchers and Paul talked to us about what we can do to re-wild our gardens for nature, and particularly, our Spotted Flycatchers. If you are interested in watching the excellent Zoom presentation, you can do so using the link above.  As spring approaches, we will keep you informed about the progress of the wildflower patch at the Centre and the nestboxes going up in our area.