Plover surveys

This weekend sees the last survey dates for the Winter Plover survey. There are 18 tetrads being covered to count Golden Plover and Lapwing in the region. Gull species are additionally counted. WeBS counts in the Lower Derwent Valley also contributed to this survey and, judging by the size of the flocks that have been seen recently, I am sure this will have been significant.

It is not too late to add your casual sightings of the target species - just visit the BTO website at

Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers will be surveyed in the breeding season - I have just received the forms so watch out for a post shortly.

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