Two overground alternatives to the tunnel at Stonehenge would destroy nesting and roosting sites of the secretive stone curlew
, claims the RSPB
Historically, these wild falcons were trained and used during winter months to hunt Houbara, Stone curlew
and hare, the preferred quarry species in Arabia during winters.
The birds of prey hunt two types of birds - the Houbara Bustard and Karowan (or stone curlew
), which are both traditionally hunted in the deserts of the UAE.
His collection included eggs of protected species including: little tern, osprey, avocet, black-tailed godwit, stone curlew
, corncrake, chough, peregrine falcon and red-throated diver - as well as 166 nightingale eggs and 87 nightjar eggs.
Last month osprey eggs, believed to have been taken from a nest in Scotland, were seized from a house in Willenhall, Coventry, along with a number of dead birds including chough and stone curlew
NO doubting the record this week - a stone curlew
The Environment and Natural Reserves Authority in Sharjah (ENRAS) confiscated eight traps used in catching stone curlew
birds in different areas of the Central region in the emirate last week.
The corpses included rare birds such as a peregrine falcon, a chough, a stone curlew
and a corncrake.
Just weeks after a swallow was spotted out of season in Rhyl, a Stone Curlew
has been spotted in Wales for the first time ever during this month.
The scheme -- which has 172 agreements in Worcestershire alone -- has seen a marked increase in previously declining bird species, including the stone curlew
, bittern, lapwing, reed bunting, greenfinch, pipit, twite and wagtail.
RARE species like the stone curlew
, nightjar and sand lizard are facing extinction because of the degradation of much of their heathland habitat, conservationists warned yesterday.
A leading conservation charity called yesterday for new farm subsidy schemes to protect rare birds such as the stone curlew
. The RSPB said the system of set-aside should be succeeded by land schemes that will help other farmland species in decline - including skylarks, yellowhammers, lapwings and barn owls.