Daily archives: 3rd June 2020


Fire at Darwen Moor hits Curlew broods

Message from Stephen Martin: You may have heard about the disastrous wildfire over Darwen Moor, near Bolton, Lancashire, (2.5km²) last weekend (30/31 May). Survey work has always established a good density of breeding Curlew in that section of the West Pennine Moors (up to 6 pairs/km²). The loss of an […]


Curlew nest lost at Asham Meadow

Asham Meadow is a traditional hay meadow along the River Avon, near the village of Eckington in Worcestershire. It is one of the few remaining ‘Lammas Meadows’ still active in the country. Lammas Meadows are operated on a strip system that goes back to the Middle Ages, with different owners […]


Flies’ eggs on hatching Curlew eggs

Richard Tyler has taken some fascinating pictures of flies’ eggs on a hatching Curlew egg – not an occurrence that is widely noted in the literature. He and others have been monitoring a Curlew’s nest on the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire – in itself a rare event, of which more below. […]