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To halt the decline of lapwing and redshank, in particular, urgent intervention is needed to improve breeding success.
Vignettes in this collection feature songbirds that hang out in parking lots, ravens that cavort on airport tarmacs, and a rare spotted redshank visiting Brooklyn.
The Directive sets January 31 as the close of the hunting season for migrating birds across the whole Community: the new French law defers the close of the season until February 10 for certain species such as tufted duck, February 20 for others including redshank, and as late as February 28 for other species.
Valuable bird species that are losing their breeding habitats along the river Rhine include the redshank (Tringa tetanus) and the black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa).
Visitors will see waders such as curlew and redshank feeding on the rich mudflats of the estuary, while in winter, the abundance of wet grassland attract a myriad of waders, including golden plover and lapwing.
Detective Sergeant Jonathan Smith, from Derbyshire Police's Operation Redshank, said: "This operation focussed on an international heroin importation network stretching from Pakistan to the UK.
An estimated 600 wading birds on reserve have seen their nests and breeding attempts destroyed, including almost two-fifths (37%) of England and Wales' lowland snipe, as as redshank, lapwing and rare black-tailed godwits.
The only obvious sound of life maybe the piping call of redshank or distant barking call of a flock of Brent Geese.
The wildlife charity fears lapwing and redshank chicks are struggling to cope with the drought.
Ford, of Redshank Close, Ayton, Washington, admitted two counts of driving whilst disqualified and two of no insurance.
Andrew Blaine, 24, from Redshank Lane, Warrington, has been charged with murder and appeared at Warrington magistrates' court yesterday.
The Redshank This wading bird spends winter around the Mediterranean, returning to the Severn for the summer and is protected as a migratory waterbird.
Wild species of curlew, lapwing and redshank watched in wonder as nine konik ponies were led on to their land at the Portmore Lough nature reserve in Co Armagh.
Species already at risk from their changing habitat include the lapwing and redshank, whose south east wetlands look set to dry out during parched summers, the RSPB said.
Since 1982, snipe, lapwing, curlew and redshank have all shown severe falls in numbers.
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