I N 1 9 5 9 , T W E N T Y - O N E YEARS after the species first nested at Tring Reservoirs, Hertfordshire, just under ioo pairs of Little Ringed Plovers (Charadrius dubius) are known to have spent the summer in Britain. This is a sizeable increase from the number, about 70 pairs in 1956, at the end of the period covered by the last report on their status (Brit. Birds, 50: 365-371). Although the to...

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