|Stone Curlew (one of a pair) back on my Breckland patch 24/03/14|
Monday, 24 March 2014
Today on my Breckland patch I found a pair of Stone Curlews, this is my first record of this species for the year. March 2013 saw a very cold run of easterly winds which held up bird migration in general, however, Stone Curlews made it back on time and many sadly perished due to the freezing temperatures, this in turn led to birds being emaciated due to not being able to feed. Fortunately, it would appear that spring 2014 will be much kinder for this wonderful enigmatic species.