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9 Goosander - Corsham Lake - Nigel Sluman Green Sandpiper - Thingley - Nigel Sluman 6 YELLOW-LEGGE...
7 HAWFINCH - Holy Trinity churchyard, Bradford on Avon - Rowena Quantrill 2 Blackcap - Corsham - Al...
BLACK REDSTART - Trowbridge - Leanne Clover 27 Teal, Shoveler, Marsh Tit, 2 Red Kite - Chippenham -...
3 Brambling 2 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Reed Bunting, 70 Redwing, 3 Red Kite, Water Rail, 2 Teal - Nightinga...
2 Grey Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Common Buzzard - Chippenahm - Joanna Hutchinson 100 Pied Wagtail...
Red Kite - Bowden Hill - William Loaring 40 Pied Wagtail - Melksham - William Loaring 5 COMMON CRO...

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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