I swear by now we normally have curlew and oyster catcher chicks running about the farm. Haven't seen any this year. Friends down Perth way said their local curlew spotting group had notice a 60% drop in curlew chick numbers - largely because of Corvids snacking on them.

Wondering if anyone else has noticed a decline in wading chicks and if so do you think the growing corvid population up here might be a factor?