Curlews and foxes in East Anglia

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With Curlew populations in free-fall across much of the British Isles, researchers are trying to understand the reasons for poor breeding performance. At the same time, several groups are trialling emergency interventions, such as predator control and predator exclusion, to try to boost the number of fledged chicks. Sharing knowledge is crucial, so it’s great that a 2020 paper by Natalia… Continue reading Curlews and foxes in East Anglia

Black-tailed Godwits are on their way home

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As I write this, at the start of March 2020, spring is on its way – and so are limosa Black-tailed Godwits. Many have flown north from wetlands and rice-fields in West Africa and are now fattening and moulting in a small number of sites in Portugal, France and Spain. The vast majority are heading for the Netherlands but a few… Continue reading Black-tailed Godwits are on their way home

Whimbrels on the move

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You may hear the distinctive seven-note call of a Whimbrel overhead in late April or May but where is it going and where has it been? Many pairs of Whimbrel nest in the flood-plains of Iceland’s rivers (Tómas Gunnarsson) In a new paper in Wader Study, Tómas Gunnarsson and Guðmundur Guðmundsson have analysed the ringing recoveries of Icelandic Whimbrel and demonstrated… Continue reading Whimbrels on the move

Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “I accidentally left a tree in my car and it has taken a little roadtrip, from Orlando to Ft. Myers to Sarasota and now to Naples. And then…”

View this post on Instagram I accidentally left a tree in my car and it has taken a little roadtrip, from Orlando to Ft. Myers to Sarasota and now to Naples. And then back to Orlando in a few hours. Rollin' the miles, Have bonsai will travel! #bonsai A post shared by Adam Lavigne (@adamaskwhy_bonsai) on Mar 7, 2020 at 1:33pm PST Continue reading Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “I accidentally left a tree in my car and it has taken a little roadtrip, from Orlando to Ft. Myers to Sarasota and now to Naples. And then…”