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More sightings from Carole and Martin

Volunteers Carole and Martin braved the gales yesterday to visit Milton Locks nature reserve and they have sent me some more lovely photos. The wildlife didn’t seem to mind Storm Doris and they spotted and snapped a handsome mute swan, a turnstone and a redshank . 59 more words

Milton Locks

A Mystery Solved!

Last week, on our visit to Carsington Water, I took some photos of a Redshank and another, unknown, wader. That’s not the real mystery; I’m used to getting confused with waders. 138 more words

Bird Watching

Wales: a special place for waders

From winter beaches to summer moorland and woodland, Wales provides essential habitats for waders. 

There are thirty WaderTales blogs so far. Here’s a selection of ten that may well appeal to birdwatchers in Wales. 961 more words

Breeding Waders

Visitor From Iceland, The Redshank

On one of the mornings over the Christmas season I did go bird watching. I didn’t disturb my own flock who were getting a much needed rest. 165 more words

My Thoughts

An early January edit

In January the ferry marsh is spare. Nearby there are godwits, little egrets, cormorants and, present in their sorrowful call, redshanks.

It is dark at mid-afternoon, especially on the days when the sky starts charcoal and lightens to battleship grey – but no more. 91 more words

Can habitat management rescue Lapwing populations?

Can a mosaic of habitats boost hatching success in grassland-breeding Lapwings?

Lapwings are becoming more and more restricted in their distribution within the United Kingdom, with an increasing proportion dependent on a small number of lowland wet grassland sites, particularly nature reserves. 1,300 more words

Breeding Waders

Naturelog: 20th December

A good start to the morning with my first record of Grey Wagtail in the garden before I left to join Keith for a day in Rochester. 333 more words

Natural History