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Turtle dove

Thursday, 5 March 2015

A new research study, conducted on six farms across East Anglia, has recommended a new agri-environment management option that could help in the recovery of UK turtle dove populations.The study, carried out by the RSPB and part-funded by Natural England (through its Species Recovery Programme), found that cultivating grown seed with a mix of plant species in the autumn creates a habitat rich in seed that is easily accessible - ideal for turtle doves, which feed on seeds present on, or close to, the ground. More...

Chasing a changing climate

Monday, 2 March 2015

Is it better to live in the north or the south? It's a question that even birds are struggling to answer as the climate in different parts of Britain changes in a variety of ways. Scientists have known for some time that global warming is causing the distributions of species to shift. Whether its warmth-loving species like the Dartford Warbler spreading north as our country's temperatures rise, or the cold-adapted inhabitants of our mountains retreating further up hill, the signature of climate change is commonplace. However, researchers are increasingly realising that not all species are tracking the climate in the same way. One reason may be that individual species respond to subtly different aspects of climate, such as temperature or rainfall at critical times of the year. Understanding this will help policymakers to adopt conservation and land management strategies that effectively assist species survival. More...

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Don't forgot the indoor meeting this Thursday (26th) usual place - 7.30.This month we are going to Spain with Andy Tucker - this is a place I am going to later this year so looking forward to hearing about all the birds I am going to see! Please also bring your booking forms for our coach trip on 22nd April.Look forward to seeing you all Kerry More...

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Walk around West Dean Woods 1st March 2015

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Today was my initiation into leading a walk so I was therefore hoping for a good turnout, good weather and the important factor some birds. More...

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