British Wildlife 22.1 October 2010

Comment: Lapwings, farming and Environmental Stewardship

The Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is to many people the most evocative of farmland birds. Known as the farmer's friend, its fortunes in Britain have been inextricably bound up with farming practices, and as agriculture greatly intensified from the 1950s to the 1980s Lapwing numbers, sadly, declined. 

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