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see shore birdshore bird,
common name for members of the large order Charadriiformes, which includes birds found on coasts and beaches throughout the world. Included in this group are the avocet, curlew, oyster catcher, phalarope, plover, sandpiper, snipe, and stilt.
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"The population of little egret are believed to have increased because of milder winters, while the black-tailed godwit, which migrate from Iceland, are thought to be increasing because of subtle changes in farming there, possibly linked to climate change."
But other species like the little egret and black-tailed godwit are arriving in Wales in ever greater numbers.
Black-tailed godwits are a relatively new arrival but have risen from a few hundred in the 1980s to about 6,000 now.
It is not all bad news however, with numbers of little egrets, pink-footed geese, gadwall and black-tailed godwit all reaching record levels.
The Lindisfarne reserve is internationally important for grey plover, knot, turnstone and bar-tailed godwit, while around 5,000 waders use the Tyne estuary with redshank, golden plover and lapwing prominent.
"And we recently saw a really beautiful black-tailed godwit, which is probably Icelandic" he said.
GET SPOTTING today and tomorrow binocular and telescope demos, RSPB Conwy, 10am-4pm (01492 584091) tomorrow Godwit Spectacular at RSPB Oakenholt Marsh, 9.30am.
The range includes some less often heard songs from the likes of the Arctic tern, yellowhammer, coal tit, and black-tailed godwit.
There may be good reasons and bad both for and against the building of the highly controversial high-speed rail link, but the suggestion that the plan could be stalled, or even abandoned, because of the rights of the wading bird, the godwit, surely cannot be valid?