Merlins are beginning to leave their nesting sites on moorland and are now looking for tasty morsels among our meadow pipit
and skylark populations.
Birdlife at Benshaw includes curlew, snipe, skylark, meadow pipit
and short-eared owls.
All your red-listed moorland birds such as curlew, lapwing, skylark, meadow pipit
and other such ground-nesting birds are being left to good luck rather than controlled management by this reckless act.
A number of species, including the meadow pipit
, stonechat and linnet, had breeding grounds among the hundreds of acres of wild gorse which went up in flames.
also nest in tussocks of grass, nests and chicks will not have survived a fire like this." Mammals too, like the field vole, will not have survived.
Other birds in the area include meadow pipit
, ring ouzel from Morocco, red and black grouse and occasionally the dotterel.
This study compares the influence of air temperature and precipitation on abundance of waterfowl (Anas spp., Anser albifrons and Fulica atra), woodcock (Scolopax rusticola), skylark (Alauda arvensis) and meadow pipit
(Anthus pratensis), representative species of wetland, woodland and farmland ecosystems, in Hellas (Greece).
Look out for birds like stonechat, meadow pipit
These include species such as the European Turtle-dove, which uses Cyprus as a stopover during migration, but also as a breeding ground, the Meadow Pipit
, many of which can be seen in winter in Cyprus, the Black-legged Kittiwake, another accidental visitor to Cyprus, and the Common Pochard, also a visitor.
They learned to respect and admire the flowers and animals they found there, from the humble brown and speckled meadow pipit
to a sunshine–sleeping viper.
One is of a brood of Meadow Pipit
tucked away in some bracken.