WADERS ON THE UP
Two threatened species of wading bird were seen in record numbers at Dove Stone in the Peak District this year. An unprecedented 44 pairs of Dunlin were recorded at the Saddleworth site, an increase of 37 pairs since 2004. Curlew numbers also increased, with 19 pairs sighted, up from 16 in 2015. Both species were on the brink of disappearing from the Peak District.