The ex­pert view

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - VIEWPOINT -

Mon­tagu’s har­rier used to breed on com­mons and heaths but, since the early 1980s, most nests have been among crops. It of­ten still has chicks in the nest when har­vest­ing be­gins, so re­quires sup­port from farm­ers and rap­tor work­ers who fence off the area. The rap­tor win­ters in Sene­gal, and satel­lite-tag­ging has shown how adult birds cross the Mediter­ranean at Gi­bral­tar and Spain be­fore pro­gress­ing through Morocco and Al­ge­ria. Mark Thomas, Head of In­ves­ti­ga­tions, RSPB

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.