Is the density of Redshank
Tringa totanus nesting on saltmarshes in Great Britain declining due to changes in grazing management?
Increased numbers of breeding redshank
pairs, by 50% at the four hotspot sites;
By these means, the breeding habitats of black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), redshank
(Tringa totanus), northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) and Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) will be improved;
The best thing is you might just be lucky enough to spot lapwing and redshank
chicks around the reserve, as they have successfully bred here this year.
An estimated 600 wading birds on reserve have seen their nests and breeding attempts destroyed, including almost two-fifths (37%) of England and Wales' lowland snipe, as as redshank
, lapwing and rare black-tailed godwits.
The lagoons fill with sea-water on particularly high tides and have been restored to help wetland wildlife such as black- tailed godwits, whimbrel, curlew, redshank
, greenshank, spotted redshank
and little egret.
A nice selection of waders around the coast this week, with multiple curlew sandpipers at RSPB Conwy, Traeth Dulas, Connah's Quay and Malltraeth Cob, the last two sites also hosting spotted redshank
, with another at Morfa Madryn, and a wood sandpiper was next to the A55 at Valley.
A breeding bird survey suggests lapwings have declined by about 60 per cent in Warwickshire while the redshank
population remains virtually non-existent.
Shaun Peter Cook, 32, of Redshank
Lane, Birch-wood, and Stephen John-stone, 34, of Grasmere Avenue, Warrington, were also caught in the raids.
Before the Cardiff Bay Barrage was built, the mudflats at the mouth of the Rivers Taff and Ely were a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, supporting winter populations of waterbirds such as the shelduck, oystercatcher, dunlin, curlew and redshank
The first project of its kind in the world, it covers 40 hectares where rare and beautiful birdlife can be seen at all times of the year, including teal, shovelers, snipe and redshank
Other moorland birds to prosper included the wheatear, redshank
and golden plover.