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Monday, 3 May 2010

Against all odds

Once a widespread breeding bird in the Blaenavon area now just three pair remain. But you have to give those hardy few their credit, set in a landscape of increased visitor pressure, motorsports, corvid, raptor and mammalian predators and a bitingly cold wind they still seem to manage to raise a brood - whether its enough to sustain the population into the long term, I doubt. Nonetheless, hip hip hooray for the Northern lapwing.


1 comment:

  1. Great pics. Perhaps some of the money spent on the world heritage site might help them?


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