Whilst driving back from Nightjar surveying in South Wales this morning I spotted a Curlew in very atypical habitat! There is only one reason I can think of why a Curlew might stand on a gate.
Yeah, that was it!!. Great to see that they are managing to rear a few young then. Productivity in my Shropshire borders study area (conducted on behalf of the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme) has been very low this year (I'll post a summary update at some point in the near future).