American Golden Plover
PICTURE: MARTIN JONES IT'S been a busy week for birders in North Wales.
From left, Pair of Spring Curlews, Golden plover
study and Black Game in Snow, by Jason Lowes
While lapwing, curlew, golden plover
, ring ouzel, merlin and black grouse are in serious decline elsewhere, they can still be found in good numbers on our moors.
Further research on declining species such as golden plover
, curlew, redshank and lapwing found that numbers were up to five times greater on moorland managed for red grouse.
Elsewhere in the SIBA Beer X competition, bronze awards went to the Allendale Brewery and the Wylam Brewery for their Golden Plover
and Jake Head brews.
The charity had warned of the potential to harm sensitive bird species including golden eagles white-tailed eagles, merlins, the black-throated diver, golden plover
I'd timed it very nicely, as a Pacific Golden Plover
had turned up at Cley Marshes the day before we arrived, and it was a relief to see it still there.
Flight of the Golden Plover
: The Amazing Migration Between Hawaii and Alaska is a softcover children's book that teaches young readers about the amazing life cycle of the Pacific golden plover
, a shorebird who flies 6,000 or more miles every year during its annual migration from Alaska to Hawaii.
The open ground in the hillside is part of the Strath Duchally Site of Special Sci-and populations of dunlin, golden plover
There were concerns that the turbines would interfere with air traffic control systems and also threatened the populations of several species, most notably the golden plover
, in an adjoining Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
CONTROL of predators such as foxes and crows on moorlands can boost the breeding success of threatened lapwing, curlew and golden plover
, a nine-year study suggested today.
The new research, by a team of bird experts, including Newcastle University's Dr Mark Whittingham, spells out for the first time how climate change may affect upland bird species like the golden plover
- perhaps pushing it towards local extinction by the end of the century.