Rare stone curlews killed by cold spring

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This is a video of a stone curlew calling in France.

From Wildlife Extra:

Stone curlews dying of starvation on arrival from migration

Rare birds found dead in Wiltshire as wildlife struggles through cold spring

Wildlife is suffering the effects of an exceptionally late spring with rare birds found dead and summer warblers absent from the countryside.

The bodies of nine stone curlews – one of the UK’s most threatened birds – have been found in fields in Norfolk, Suffolk and Wiltshire in the past few days. The birds are believed to have returned from their wintering grounds in Africa and Spain and struggled to find enough food to survive. The bodies weighed around 300g, compared to a healthy weight of 450g.

Nick Tomalin speaking for the RSPB in Wiltshire said; “It was very sad to find several dead birds that our local team have ringed as chicks in…

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