Exciting new Curlew partnership

An exciting new partnership between Curlew Country and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust ( GWCT ) has been confirmed today, 11 December, in a bid to reverse the worrying decline of the wading bird. Curlew Country project manager Amanda Perkins said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce this partnership. Curlew Country’s trail-blazing work on low-ground curle...
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Numerous Notable Numenius

Over the summer I have once again been busy working on the Curlew Country project trying to reverse population declines of this charismatic wader in the Shropshire Hills and Welsh Marches. Part of this work involves colour-ringing adult Curlews at the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust's Dolydd Hafren Reserve on the Severn between Welshpool and Newtown. To date we have colour-ringe...
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There is a roving Spanish Dunlin…..

Just received another postcard, this time of YELLOW T67 1,142kms SSW in NW Spain (1,142kms). It was originally ringed just a week earlier at Ynyslas on 24th August. If your Spanish is up to it you can read more on Antonio Gutierrez's excellent blog herehttp://gaviotasyanillas.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/calidris-alpina-amarillo-t67-naranja.htmlP.S., for the younger readers out ...
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Done-in by Dunlin!

Last night was pretty amazing! I have been ringing waders at Ynyslas National Nature Reserve for 35 years now and last night Paul Ashworth, Mike Shewring and I had by far the biggest catch I have ever witnessed - by almost 100%!! Conditions were nearly perfect with a high tide, new moon and a slight breeze. Autumn migration is in full swing at the moment and there were literall...
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Russian roulette…

We've recently received another exciting Jack Snipe recovery, this time from RUSSIA!! Unfortunately this one was also found dead, most likely shot but it was found in 'poor condition' so weather could have played a factor?! It certainly seems that Russia is a popular breeding ground for the like of our over wintering Woodcock and Jack Snipe, but getting back and forth to there ...
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