Monday, 23 July 2012

Plover Lover.

The Green Plover or Lapwing or even Pee-wit is an almost instantly recognisable bird mainly for its rounded wing appearance and at close quarters its crest giving the bird an air of exotica. We still see fair numbers of these birds but nothing like the numbers we used to when there seemed to be several pairs nesting in most spring sown arable fields, they appear to nowadays be victims of predation resulting in the setting up of a volunteer group at RSPB Otmoor to monitor the effect that Corvids, Red Kite and Buzzard my be having on their numbers, one suspects management of the crop levels they nest in could well be one of the answers to this worrying trend.

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