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Mar 26, 2010 14:02 |  #1

Lapwing, also known as Green Plover, or Peweet because of its call. Declining wader in the UK.

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Mar 26, 2010 14:20 |  #2

Beautiful shot and a beautiful bird. If they are declining, maybe send some over here for us to take care of. Like we did your Sparrows. LOL.


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Mar 26, 2010 14:45 as a reply to  @ canonloader's post |  #3

Goregeous image Brian!
I agree with Mitch ... Send a few Peweets over here and we'll send back the millions of House Sparrows and European Starlings that we have been "nuturing" for years!


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Mar 26, 2010 14:46 |  #4

Thanks Canonloader, even the sparrows are in decline over here. Funny but the Grey Squirrel is doing very well at to the point they are now being culled. Lovely mammals but in the wrong place.


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Mar 26, 2010 14:49 |  #5

bhowdy wrote in post #9877063 (external link)
Goregeous image Brian!
I agree with Mitch ... Send a few Peweets over here and we'll send back the millions of House Sparrows and European Starlings that we have been "nuturing" for years!

Starlings are another species not doing well but Little Egrets, Spoonbills, colonising at a decent rate, i guess nature is in constant flux but we should be careful of interfearing too much.

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Mar 26, 2010 15:00 |  #6

I read about why your sparrows are in decline, and that answered why our crop are on the rise. It's your hedgerows. Or rather, the lack of them. Sparrows need hedgerows to survive and you are cutting them all down to widen your roads and build subdivisons, while all or old family farms are going under and all the old fencelines are now growing into hedgerows, which the sparrows love. :)


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Mar 26, 2010 15:49 |  #7

A great looking bird and very nicely captured.


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Mar 26, 2010 16:23 |  #8

canonloader wrote in post #9877144 (external link)
I read about why your sparrows are in decline, and that answered why our crop are on the rise. It's your hedgerows. Or rather, the lack of them. Sparrows need hedgerows to survive and you are cutting them all down to widen your roads and build subdivisons, while all or old family farms are going under and all the old fencelines are now growing into hedgerows, which the sparrows love. :)

Been bird watching for more years than I care to remember and never once have I found or heard of, a house sparrow nesting in a hedge.
Modern housing is mainly to blame. There are no nooks and crannies where sparrows can nest in a modern house - older properties are demolished to make room for the new rubbish.

BTW, great lapwing shot cannylad.


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Mar 26, 2010 17:08 |  #9

That's a great shot Brian of an unusual bird.


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