The British wetlands are special places, providing habitats for special birds. My fellow blogger, Finn Holding, told us about waders at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)’s reserve at Titchwell. Another blogger, petrel41, told us how waders did well on British wetland sites during the harsh winter of 20120/11.
As habitat managment improves and as climate changes, some species I’ve never seen or heard are returning to our wetlands. I grew up with pictures of these species but never thought they’d be here again for real. Not all is perfect, though. Waders and other birds still face threats of human origin, including lead gunshot.
Wetlands are a group of habitat types which sometimes can be restored. The waders may not even wait! In Somerset rare birds arrived on a nature reserve before it was finished.