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Ringed Plovers (Charadrius hiaticula) nesting in deforested areas adjacent to and within an operational windfarm in Caithness, northeast Scotland – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Typical nesting habitats for Ringed Plover comprise beaches, saltmarshes, relatively undisturbed industrial land and arable farmland adjacent to the coast, while inland they utilise river valley gravels and the shorelines of reservoirs, gravel pits and lakes (Brown & Grice 2005). In Caithness, a substantial proportion of the population nest on clifftops where the slate has …