Another species which is in the ascendency, and, although only known from the one area so far, it could be ripe for expansion if the right habitat is created. Traditionally these are birds of heathland but now occur widely in forestry areas and love the recently felled areas which are a feature of larger plantations where rotational felling occurs. Like the Nightjar, we have a list of other potential sites which are possibly holding breeding Woodlark NOW. These sites need checking, ideally in February or March, so if you have the time please phone Steve who will put you in the picture. If you do find any Woodlark any time over the next few years do let Steve or the County Recorder know as these are top birds which hopefully we will be seeing more of! As the bird is a rare one any info will be treated as confidential.
Species co-ordinator: Steve Welch, 'Hedgerows', 106 Upper Way, Upper Longdon, Rugeley, Staffs WS15 1QD. Tel: 01543 490851. E-mail: email@example.com.
Last updated 09 February 2002.