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The turnstone and the redshank

T: ‘Found anything tasty?’

R: ‘Nothing to see here. Move along.’


Scottish Wader Woes

The latest report on Scotland’s terrestrial bird species, covering the period 1994-2016, does not make easy reading for wader lovers. All but one species is contributing negatively to the upland bird indicator, with declines of over 40% for breeding Lapwing, Curlew, Dotterel, Oystercatcher and Golden Plover. 705 more words

Breeding Waders

Duddon Estuary

The clouds dispersed to reveal the estuary

domed with blue.

A cold north wind blowing

but in the shelter of a hedge

the sun felt warm, springlike… 79 more words


Naturelog: 26th January

Keith and I spent the day in Gravesend, a town of the south bank of the Thames estuary in Kent. We visited sights of interest (see posts later this week) but also found time for a walk along the riverfront to see what was feeding on the mud exposed by the falling tide. 255 more words


Over the Christmas period, I began itching for a change of scenery. I have fond memories of Norfolk; chiefly, picturesque coastline and the broads. In need of a brief, scenic retreat, my dad and I visited Brancaster. 377 more words


Farming for waders in Iceland

Across the world, agriculture is one of the primary threats to biodiversity, as we tear up natural environments to create more space to feed an ever-growing and increasingly meat-hungry human population. 1,554 more words

Breeding Waders