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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 25.2 December 2013

Farewell to the silver meadows? The story of breeding waders on the Somerset Levels

By - Richard Archer

Among the pleasures of early spring the sights and sounds of the Somerset Levels on a still morning are hard to beat. Courting Snipe chip and drum above the damp hay meadows on West Sedgemoor and Greylake's splashy pastures resound to the urgent 'leeu leeu' calls of displaying Redshank.

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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