Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dog walkers remember...

It is now ground nesting bird season, 1 March to 31 July, when these little birds are especially vulnerable. There are a number that make the moor's rich landscape their home during this time such as the lapwing, snipe and curlew.

It is vital to the survival of these special birds that dog owners, in particular, remember these dates.  Between 1 March and 31 July all dogs must be kept on a short (2m) lead to avoid disturbing their delicate nesting habitat. At all other times of the year dogs should be kept on a lead when near any livestock on Open Access and Common Land. 

Illustration of a lapwing from the RSPB website

Take a look at The RSPB Bird Guide for find out more about these interesting little birds.

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