From our monitoring we already have a quite solid view of quarry’s bird inhabitants, especially in the Bobroviště part, small woods between the quarry itself and a highway. The most common species of birds found here are chiffchaffs (Phylloscopus collybita), chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs), blackbirds (Turdus merula), marsh tits (Poecile palustris), yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella), blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla), robins (Erithacus rubecula), and fieldfares (Turdus pilaris). We documented nesting of some species, for example starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), nuthatches (Sitta europaea), great spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), or kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). We also observed some migrants which only stopped here during their course north such as a male pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) or turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur). Some birds were even trapped and ringed to study whether their long-term stay in the area during our next visits.

Pictures: jay (Garrulus glandarius), marsh tit (Poecile palustris), and yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)