Pintail on the marsh
For the past two years a pair of pintail has attempted to breed on a small marsh on our shoot in Cambridgeshire. We manage the marsh for conservation, not shooting. A birdwatching friend has told me that nesting pintail are exceedingly rare breeding birds in the UK. Is he right?
He is. In 2015, the most recent more than 25 pairs of pintail attempted and 30,000 pairs. The wintering
The pintail is one of the rarest breeding birds in the British Isles