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Newbury Ringing Group Recovery Maps
We have the following maps click to view (Red indicates latest Update)
We have the following maps click to view (Red indicates latest Update);
Our ringing of Lapwings is normally opportunistic rather than targeted, ringing pulli that we happen to find at the right time.
We recently assisted a three year project at Greenham & Crookham Commons. Nesting was monitored daily by rangers and all activity noted. The object was to test the affects of disturbance and predation in an area open to the general public usually with dogs! Nests were on the gravel areas left after removing aircraft concrete hard-
Records: 95 birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group 1967 -
None have been recovered.
The recoveries on the maps are taken from the BTO Recoveries web page and are historical but indicate that birds in our area can come or go as far as Norway and Spain
Lapwing are a deceasing species. Once a familiar and common farmland bird they are now quite scare and mainly found nesting on arable farmland where the farm is paid to provide “Lapwing plots”. Changes in farming practice; winter wheat being first preference over spring wheat is thought to be the reason for their steep decline. Wintering flocks occur each year on arable land and gravel pits, most are thought to be native birds from further north however some are of continental origin.