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Spotted, but not Spotted

One wader that seems to set more problems for my customers than any others is the winter plumage Spotted Redshank.

In summer plumage when the bird is as black as coal from bill tip to toe nail … no problem. 94 more words


November on the Ely embankment

The 9th of November was a ‘5 Turnstone, 2 Rock pipit, 1 Grey wagtail’ kind of day at Cardiff Bay, with a cool wind blowing through huge banks of clouds and the odd rain shower. 215 more words


25 years of wader declines

This article summarises a Bird Study paper arising from a 25-year Scottish study of breeding Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Redshank & Curlew. The story is set against a backdrop of a changing farming landscape. 1,376 more words

Breeding Waders

Catching your supper in the Algarve

Olhão is an active fishing port, with boats of all sizes going out daily. The fishing doesn’t just occur on the water though, you will see fisherman out daily on the mudflats and remember there was one occasion when we even spotted a  162 more words


Donna Nook - Seals (2)

As I hinted in the last post, there’s a bit of a disaster looming, though, to be fair, it sort of worked out alright. 393 more words

Interpreting changing wader counts

When you count the number of Redshank on your local estuary and discover that there are fewer now than there were last year –  or five, or twenty years ago – what are the implications? 1,287 more words

Black-tailed Godwit

Norfolk Journey -Day 4

A wet morning and so we set off for Flitcham Abbey farm. This working farm has a wildlife haven with a hide overlooking a meadow which includes an oak tree which is home to a pair of Little Owl, but despite scanning the tree we are unable to see one roosting on the tree. 463 more words