1937 and 1938 a census was undertaken of' the Lapwings (Vaneihts vanellus) and Curlews (Numenius a. atquata) breeding on an area of farm-land in Cumberland extending to 650 acres or approximately one square mile. This area is about three hundred feet above sea-level, and lies within a " ring fence " as it is. encircled by a third-class country road. The larger half of the land is permanent pasture; a...

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