The objective of this survey was to search for ring ouzel. The Shropshire BAP states its preferred breeding grounds in Shropshire are the hills of the Long Mynd and occasionally the Stiperstones. The Long Mynd population has undergone a very serious decline in recent years, from 21 pairs in 1997 to three or less in 2001 The Stiperstones is the most likely potential breeding site – apart from the Long Mynd. A search and 'guesstimate’ as to the number of pairs of stonechat, whinchat, whitethroat and Dartford warbler and any other species of particular interest is also reported. Ref – Stiperstones /88
This is an unpublished report, which has been catalogued as part of the NNR Record Project. It can be made available on request.