Our Weekly Meetings/ Curlews

Local action to protect their nests.

Amy Hopley from the Morecambe Bay Partnership
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The speaker at the recent meeting of Kendal Rotary was Amy Hopley, Nature and Wildlife Officer from the Morecambe Bay Partnership who gave an illustrated presentation on the plight of Curlews in the area.

Once prolific they are now suffering a dramatic decline in numbers caused by a number of factors. Increased predation from Foxes and Crows, the change of farming methods and particularly the move away from hay to growing silage which is cropped before the eggs and young have a chance successfully grow.

Once a nest site has been identified electric fences are erected around the site which gives the chicks a chance to grow into adults.