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Hodbarrow RSPB breeding success (1 Viewer)


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Since erecting fox deterant fences and other actions there's been a remarkable increase in breeding birds at this reserve.

In 2018 the RSPB had a record-breaking number of 1,950 pairs of Sandwich Terns at their Hodbarrow reserve near Millom. This is an increase from the previous record of 550 pairs in 2017, and they raised 525 chicks. The site also recorded 11 pairs of Little Terns, raising 10 chicks and 60 pairs of Common Terns raising 22 chicks.

The latest report for 2019 shows there were a peak number of 805 Sandwich Tern AONS with a maximum count of 850 chicks.
14 Little Tern: AONS and 11 fledglings
Common Terns: 48 AONS and 16 chicks.

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