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Monday, 22 June 2009

Love is in the air for rare marsh harriers

Love is in the air at a Weymouth nature reserve to the delight of enthusiasts.

Workers at RSPB Radipole Lake are celebrating after discovering a pair of marsh harriers have begun to breed – the first in Dorset for nearly 50 years.

There are only 250 breeding pairs in the country and Weymouth is one of only three breeding sites in the South West.

The reserve’s unique location, just 10 minutes walk from the town centre, means the harriers are also the only ones in the country to breed in an urban setting.

Read More: Source: Dorset Echo Monday 22nd June 2009

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