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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 12.3 February 2001

The effects of flooding of grassland on food supply for breeding waders

By - Malcolm Ausden

Flooded grasslands can be magical places in spring, alive with the calls of displaying Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Redshanks Tringa totanus and the drumming of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago. They can also be spectacular in winter, their sheets of silvery flood water attracting huge flocks of wildfowl and Lapwings. Unfortunately, though, most low-lying grassland in river floodplains and coastal grazing marsh supports few, if any, of these bird species.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist