Fears over wild bird numbers.
But RSPB Cymru's partnership report - The State of Birds in Wales today - shows birds such as linnet, blackcap and tree pipit have increased on the previous year, driving a welcome upswing in the Wild Bird Indicator.
The report charts the fortunes of Welsh birdlife, and the successes and failures of conservation action.
For more than a decade, RSPB Cymru and other conservationists have been sounding alarm bells over declining numbers of many birds in farmed habitats in Wales.
It welcomed an increase in the Wild Bird Indicator - part of the Welsh Government's way of measuring the health of the environment - as other breeds flourished . It is hoped that initiatives such as the Welsh Governments new agri-environment scheme - Glastir - will have a positive impact on the fortunes of struggling populations of birds such as yellowhammers.
Ian Johnstone, RSPB Cymru Senior Conservation Scientist said: "While good news, we need more years of monitoring before we can tell whether some of Wales's declining species have now started a sustained recovery."
Yellowhammers are among wild birds which are struggling
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Dec 22, 2011|
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