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    Two chicks ‘appear to have survived’ in Derbyshire moorland fire

    NewsBird NewsMonday 02 July 2012
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    According to Pete Bush, a ranger in Derbyshire’s National Park, these chicks survived to a fire on Beeley Moor that wiped out the nests of many wild birds in May. "When I returned this week... I was surprised to see the burnt area covered in fresh green moor grass” said the ranger. And though the nest was empty he could hear the "bubbling call of a Curlew."

    Sean Prendergast from Derbyshire's National Park Authority said: "This great story of the Curlews shows just how delicate and important these moorland habitats are, and the threat they face from fires. If the fire crews had started tackling the fire a few minutes later then these birds would not have survived."
     

    Source: BBC News

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