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Newbury Ringing Group Recovery Maps

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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret

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Vanellus vanellus

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-standing of the former airbase. Nest temperature readers were installed in each nest, to check the level of disturbance and the point at which brooding stopped. In 2010 18 nests reach the stage where Nest Records could be produced, in 2011 17 reached this stage and in 2012 only 4. A lower level of monitoring in 2013 found no nesting activity though this could have been due to the exceptionally late cold spring. Fledging was very poor, not more than one or two each year at best.

Records:  95 birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group 1967 - 2014

                  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.