Bird survey sees more than 70 species fly into Cranbrook

PUBLISHED: 11:32 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 13 September 2018

the blue tit close up on a tree branch

the blue tit close up on a tree branch

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More than 70 bird species have been logged in Cranbrook as part of a series of surveys carried out.

The ‘Birds of Cranbrook Countryside Park Survey’ was undertaken by the East Devon Branch of Devon Birds following a proposal by Emma Jones, the town’s former countryside

ranger. The objective was to determine the bird species that might be found at the town’s country park.

Observations were carried out on November 22, 2017 (551 birds seen; 36 species), February 6, 2018 (513 birds seen; 42 species), April 10, 2018 (219 birds seen; 32 species) and July 3, 2018 (283 birds seen; 35 species).

A report written up by the group noted climate change is already affecting some species and as a result, natural patterns are ‘changing’.

It added: “It was good to see that many species are regular visitors to bird feeders in gardens fringing the Country Park and that healthy populations of these species are present.”

Check out the survey here.

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