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Tel:  07984 665958

Email: ruperra@gmail.com

Registered Charity no 1054796

 

Company Limited by Guarantee no 03186952

 

Ruperra Conservation Trust,

5 Ty Newydd,

Waterloo,

Caerphilly,

CF83 8NT

Birds

Mammals

 

Coed Craig Ruperra is home to many bird species throughout the year. Most common woodland species can be seen here, and a few rarer visitors such as the crepuscular Nightjar are attracted by specific habitats.

 

The site is regularly monitored by local bird groups and licensed bird ringers.  This monitoring has shown that as the site has developed from the clear felling of the conifers in the 1990’s into mature deciduous woodland, the bird species base has gradually changed as well. Although Ruperra is home to many resident woodland species such as Blue and Great Tits, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Nuthatch and Tree Creeper, the woodland is also a valuable stopover site for migrants. Chiffchaffs are the first migrants to arrive and are the most numerous species on the site between March and September. A very small number have also been recorded over-wintering here. Other important species on the site include Bullfinch, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Wren and Song Thrush.

 

Winter brings its own specialities, with parties of hundreds of Redwing, Fieldfare, Siskin and finches using the food resources of the woodland.

 

For a list of the species monitored on the site click here.

Tawny Owl

 

Siskin

 

Redstart

 

Chiffchaff head showing sap

Chiffchaff

Wildlife

 Birds

Greenfinch
Greenfinch
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker

Blue

Tit

 

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