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Regular breeders from now on?

A good number of Black winged Stilts have bred in the UK this summer. This Mediterranean species is of course more at home further south; but in what is probably a climatic change indicator several pairs have nested around the UK in Cambridgeshire, Kent and Norfolk yielding a total of thirteen fledglings. The Norfolk pair have successfully reared four young on the Norfolk broads and we’ve been out to see them on several tours. The adults are quite defensive and protect their offspring from marauding gulls by flying up and seeing off any interlopers.

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