Phil Pearce

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Dartford Warbler

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Dartford Warbler

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“Sylvia Undata”

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This small dark long tailed warbler’s numbers have declined due to severe winters and is now an Amber list species. There were only a few pairs back in the 60s and has gradually recovered. 

It perches on the top of a gorse bush to sing.

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Not however when I go to look for one!

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They eat insects and other invertebrates.

They measure 12 to 13cm in length.

 They have a wingspan of 13 to 18cm.

 They weigh in at just 9 to 12g.

There are estimated to be 3,200 breeding pairs in the uk. 

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