Lesser Whitethroat suspected breeding…

The low Moor & Oakenshaw Conservation group and myself has been involved in a site just S/W of Raw Nook Nr at Low Moor which used to be the old Low Moor tip.  This site now forms part of the Greenway and is situated off Dealburn Road opposite the Recycling plant.  It’s official name I believe is Dealburn Woodland walk.

Anyway I believe this site has a vast potential for wildlife. In May this year I found a Lesser Whitethroat in song.  The next time I managed to visit was July the bird was in the same location. Yesterday I visited and the bird was still there.  The breeding habitat is excellent for species and I have put the record down as ‘ Suspected breeding ‘ which is great news for a species that is now uncommon in the Bradford area.

Also I discovered 2 year ago that the site held Small Heath butterflies, a species I have not recorded on my nearby local patch.  Yesterday I found 4 Small Heaths 1 slightly worn the others were fresh

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Small Heath doing well at the site!

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