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Latest Sightings.

5 Goosander, 4 Common Gull, Kingfisher, Water Rail, Peregrine, Red Kite - Corsham Lake - Joanna Hutc...
JACK SNIPE, 2 Snipe, 100 Teal, 25 Reed Bunting, Red Kite, Chiffchaff, Cetti's warbler, 300 Black-hea...
2 SHORT-EARED OWL, 15 WOODCOCK, 200 Skylark, 9 Grey Partridge, 7 Snipe, 5 Golden Plover - SPTA east ...
No sign of yesterdays Black-throated Thrush at Bishopstone 40 Lapwing - Littleton Drew - Tony Oram ...
BLACK-THROATED THRUSH - Bishopstone, near Swindon, SU250829 - Gary Chalker Chiffchaff, Red Kite -...
Brambling, 2 Stonechat, 100 Lapwing - Berwick St James - Rich Prior Water Rail, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 2...

High Conservation Concern for 27% of our birds

Since 2009 when BoCC 3 was issued 20 species have been added to the Red List including upland breeders, curlew, dotterel, grey wagtail, merlin & whinchat; woodland birds, nightingale, pied flycatcher and woodcock; seabirds, kittiwake, puffin and shag. There is some good news in that bittern, nightjar and dunlin have moved from red to amber. Two of these species have received help in terms of habitat restoration proving that properly funded and targeted conservation can work.

The status of farmland birds continues to be of major concern. Twelve farmland species remain on the Red List with turtle dove continuing to decline hugely.

If you would like to read more visit http://www.bto.org/science/monitoring/psob

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