|Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)|
So, here are the facts:
- The Willow Warblers have made it very easy to tell you where they live and when which is in the Summer and everywhere in the UK.
|Here it is at the top of the tree when it was still|
- Even thought they have a huge amount of breeding territories, 2,400,000, they are still only an Amber Status bird.
- This is because they have had a recent breeding population decline. It was VERY recent as in the last assessment (2002 - 2007) they were a Green Status bird.
- The Willow Warbler is a very unique bird as in sheds all of its feathers twice a year. Once on the Breeding Grounds, and once on the Wintering Grounds.
- They are small little birds being only 11cm long and only having a 19cm wingspan. Both Male and Female birds weigh 10g.
|And here it is clinging on and still singing in the wind|
- They are found pretty frequently in all habitats but mostly in Scrubs, Coniferous Woods and Deciduous Woods.
- Their local name (Willow Wren) is probably linked with their Latin name which is A Leaf Watcher mentioned by Aristotle probably a Wren.
- They have a typical lifespan of 2 years but the oldest smashed this (in comparison) with 10 years, 11 months and 18 days.
- They have a lovely set of collective nouns including a fall, a wrench, a confusion and a bouquet
Here are some links to some more information:
Hope you enjoyed,