Ive been reading a News Item about Stone Curlews on the RSPB website and the article that they nest on the Suffolk coastline near to Minsmere. Which seems to suggest that they now don’t actually nest at Minsmere. I remember on Springwatch at Minsmere 2-3 years ago, Springwatch had live cameras on a Stone Curlews nest at Minsmere.. Can any staff from Minsmere confirm whether Stone Curlews still nest at Minsmere. I hope my worries don’t turn out to be true.
Stonies do nest around the whole area - there's a lot of active conservation work carried out to encourage them (all part of a European wide initiative to help them recover). Being Schedule 1 birds, you typically can't see them too close up during the breeding season, but during October they hang around in a far corner of the reserve near the Deer Rut viewpoint, fattening up ready for their flight to winter quarters. That's where I took this picture last year
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