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Shropshire Curlew chick on the Burry Inlet

A colour-ringed Curlew has been re-sighted at the WWT Wetland Centre at Llanelli in the Burry Inlet,  Carmarthenshire, south Wales. The bird was seen by Ed O’Connor on 12 September 2021, and was marked with a yellow ring with the letters IZ on its left tibia (above the ‘knee’) and […]


Curlew Forum Meeting 04.08.21 (by Zoom)

Chair: Phil Sheldrake 22 participants: Jon Avon, Juliet Bailey, Robert Blackler, Ellen Bradley, Damon Bridge, Stuart Brown, Will Bullough, Mary Colwell, Dave Conway, Jonathan Cooper, Samantha Franks, Eric Heath, Phil Hitchen, Geoff Hilton, Paul Noyes, Andy Page, Chris Robinson, Phil Sheldrake, Mike Smart, Nick Tomalin, Chris Wells, Russ Wynn. Apologies: […]


Berkshire Downs Curlew Surveys 2021

1. INTRODUCTION This year the three sites previously covered in 2019 were covered again – Aston Upthorpe/Lowbury Hill, RAF Welford and Upper Lambourn. Survey methods followed the guidelines laid down by the Curlew Forum, with two visits in April followed by a further three between mid-May and July. In addition, […]


Colour-ringed Curlew in Pembrokeshire

Rob Lewis photographed a colour-ringed Curlew on 17 July 2021 at Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire. This would be reported as: “Black ring with 24 in white, reading up on right tibia, metal ring on right tarsus: unengraved orange ring on left tibia, no rings on left tarsus”.  Note that 24 might […]