Some birds that favor open areas have found a new habitat in gravel pits. A woodlark (Luliula arborea), for example, has been spotted in Kakslammi. The woodlark usually reveals its presence with its sonorous and clear song that it often performs in song flight.
The most common nesting birds in Kakslammi area are the yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and the tree pipit (Anthus trivialis). At forest edges you can typically hear the song of the chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) or the European robin (Erithacus rubecula). In the summer sky, you may see the Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo).
Endangered sand martins (Riparia riparia) often nest in colonies on the steep slopes of gravel pits. It is important to take nesting slopes into account in gravel extraction and landscaping. Sand martins have previously nested in Kakslammi, too, and we hope that the species returns here!