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Key species include Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Knot and Dunlin.
In their place we're now welcoming back waders such as Black-tailed Godwit that will spend their days feeding in the shallow water and muddy edges of our pools.
Wildlife experts trying to protect the black-tailed godwit, which nests in very small numbers in the UK, discovered clutches of their eggs on nearby farmland, trapped in the mud, they said.
World Migratory Bird Day cites seven flagship species: barn swallow, black-tailed godwit, Amur falcon, garganey, yellow-breasted bunting, red knot, and spoon-billed sandpiper.
"The more common-type waders are black-tailed godwit and four or five different types of sandpipers, redshanks and greenshanks."
SAFE HAVEN: Protected wildlife area Egremont beach is a vital habitat for birds such as the pintail duck and the black-tailed godwit
Black-tailed Godwit Picture: MIKE NESBIT Unfortunately the stronghold on the Shannon Callows in Ireland has seen similarly big losses this year due to high water levels.
The portrait of a black-tailed godwit standing one-legged on a post won 10-year-old Sophie Bramall from Stafford the under-12s category of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards.
The black-tailed godwit has just 50 breeding pairs and has seen numbers decline by a third in the past 15 years.
The top 5 list of endangered species in the UK is: 1 Red-necked phalarope, 2 Black-tailed godwit, 3 Scottish wildcat, 4 Capercaillie, 5 Cuckoo.