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The Biodiversity of Rawcliffe Meadows, York

  [From the Introduction] Despite the supposed protection SSSI status brings, much of the grassland will soon be destroyed or permanently damaged when the Environment Agency (EA) enlarges the flood bank running through the site. FoRM were unable to support … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield Nature Reserve 1st February 2017

The Cornfield Nature Reserve continues to attract large numbers of birds, offering great opportunities to spot some uncommon species on the edge of York. A brief visit today produced 16 Stock Doves, 35+ Yellowhammers and 3 Corn Buntings together with … Continue reading

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Breeding birds at Rawcliffe Meadows in 2015

A detailed survey of breeding birds at Rawcliffe Meadows has just been completed and provides a mixed picture. Twenty-three species bred or probably did so. Resident hedgerow and woodland-edge birds are mostly doing well with very healthy populations of Great … Continue reading

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The Birds are Gathering at Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield

Despite the mild winter, numbers of birds are building-up in the Cornfield with a mixed flock of around 200 Tree Sparrows and Greenfinches. These are accompanied by at least 30 Reed Buntings and around 20 Yellowhammers with small numbers of Corn … Continue reading

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