Curlew Chick Predated by Stoat

After closer examination this curlew chick looks like it has been predated by a stoat.

Curlews are Red Listed birds, they usually lay up to four eggs and so fingers crossed that the others survive.

The Game keepers currently use Fenn Traps for catching stoats, but these traps will cease to become legal for catching stoats as of 1st April 2020. There has been lots of work done in testing the new more effective and humane traps and 2 of which are now passed to use, these are the DOC trap and Tully trap.

These traps are set by trained professionals who follow strict guidelines on how they are to be set legally.

Please remember that it is illegal to tamper with these traps in anyway.