Saturday, 27 April 2013

Spotted Flycatcher

A non birding day today, but I did manage a quick dash to Dagenham Chase after Vince found a Spotted Flycatcher. A species which can be difficult to connect with locally, Spotted Flycatchers have declined dramatically and consistently since the 1960s. Demographic modelling provides evidence that a decrease in the annual survival rates of birds in their first year may have driven the decline. The ecological causes of the decline are uncertain as good-quality, direct evidence is sparse. Check out the BTO website for more onformation.

Spotted Flycatcher at Dagenham Chase

Spotted Flycatcher at Dagenham Chase

Spotted Flycatcher at Dagenham Chase