Six points for Avocets
look even more important after Donkeys ran into even greater resistance at Students B.
Numerous pied avocet
have recently arrived at Yilan's bird watching hot-spot known as "52-jia wetlands" (52), causing excitement among the bird watching fans for the chance to spot the birds' rare passage through Taiwan.
have only been breeding at Washington Wetland Centre since 2006, when the first pair was spotted.
Staff at the wildlife reserve near Billingham have been working hard to create the perfect home for avocets
and this year, the efforts have paid off, with several clutches now hatched.
our objectives were to identify predators and temporal patterns of predation on nests of avocets
and stilts in southern San Francisco Bay, and to assess differences among techniques used to detect predators.
are easily identifiable by their up-curved bill - indeed, their Welsh name Cambig means 'the one with a bent beak'.
A 24-hour guard of a nesting site at Upton Warren Nature Reserve, near Bromsgrove has ensured the safe arrival of four rare Avocet
Each spring we expect our avocets
to relocate to somewhere more private.
are currently homing in on their favourite breeding grounds like guided missiles.
On the nearby marsh, where salt and fresh water channels mix, terns, avocets
and marsh harriers are buoyed by mid-flight coastal breezes, to the delight of wildlife watchers.
Mag told me that avocets
nest on the pond in the summer, and that she'd once seen a western tanager there.
Binoculars bring into focus swans and snow geese, pintails and avocets
returned to the RSPB's Minsmere reserve in Suffolk in 1947, after an absence of more than 100 years, and numbers have continued to grow across the UK.
As well as increasing potential nesting space for avocets
- once declared extinct as a breeding species in the UK - a host of other wading bird species will benefit from the plans too, including a signifi-cant local population of breeding common tern.
Martin Hughes-Games, meanwhile, reports on marsh harriers and avocets
, while Simon King is in Scotland to film the mad March hares.