Temporary fencing on Wanstead Flats to protect skylark nesting sites


Temporary fencing has returned to Wanstead Flats to protect ground-nesting skylarks during the breeding season (April to August).

It follows a successful trial last year, which allowed at least two pairs to breed.

“This may not have happened without the fencing… The reduced disturbance for feeding birds as well as those on the nest would have been an important factor. This year, there are at least 10 birds on site (possibly 12), and we’ll be trying to build a clearer picture over the spring,” said Tim Harris of the Wren Wildlife Group.

Author: Editor