‘Extremely disappointing’ is my only possible verdict on the response from the UK and Ireland Curlew Action Group (CAG) to my letter on the subject of gamebird release and predation of the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata by Red Foxes Vulpes vulpes in Shropshire (Brit. Birds 114: 769–773).

The Shropshire ‘Save Our Curlews’ project has shown that the main predator

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