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Despite gloomy headlines and tales of decline at a national level, 2020 seems to have been a bonanza year for curlews in Galloway. Having found five broods of young curlews over the past week, it’s worth pondering how this came to pass.

I was under the impression that dry conditions in April and May meant that our moors were too dry and hard for adult birds to feed. The ground felt powdery, and a

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