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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

Redshank - Thorney Island

We get Redshank at Goring, but they never seem to be close enough for a decent photo.

By the time I’d reached the Thorney Island Yacht Club my feet were starting to suffer. 100 more words

Photography

A Little Help From My Friends

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Today dawned dull and dry, so Jackie and I took an early drive to Keyhaven harbour and ambled along the sea wall. 459 more words