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Wind, Fire and Water: Renewable Energy and Birds - Proceedings of the British Ornithologists' Union Annual Spring Conference 2005 University of Leicester, 1-3 April 2005

In an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change, the UK government has set targets of 10% of energy output by 2010, and 15% by 2015, to be sourced from renewable energy, with an aspirational 20% by 2020 (Morley 2006). This is a...

Date
27 March 2006
RSPB Authors
Dr Rowena Langston
Authors
Langston, R.H.W.
Published in
Ibis
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UK Identifying problems

Wintering cirl buntings Emberiza cirlus in southwest England select cereal stubbles that follow a low-input herbicide regime

Birds selected stubbles preceded by crops with reduced pesticide inputs over those grown conventionally. To compare use by wintering birds of stubbles created from cereals grown under a low-input...

Date
01 January 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury
Authors
Bradbury, R.B., Bailey, C.M., Wright, D. & Evans, A.D.
Published in
Bird Study
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Cirl bunting UK Agriculture UK species

Wintering Slavonian Grebes in coastal waters of Britain and Ireland

Counts of wintering Slavonian Grebes Podiceps auritus around the coasts of Britain and Ireland were collated from county bird reports for the period 1986/87-1992/93. Mean peak values were calculated f...

Date
01 January 2000
Authors
Evans, Richard J.
Published in
British Birds
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Slavonian grebe UK International species UK species

Wintering wader surveys on the Isle of Tiree, Argyll.

Two surveys of the entire coastline of the Isle of Tiree including the coastal sections of the Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast) Special Protection Area (SPA) were conducted...

Date
01 June 2008
Authors
Bowler, J., Mitchell, C., Broad, R., Leitch, A. & Stroud
Published in
Scottish Birds
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Scotland Waders Identifying problems

Winter bird communities in woodland in the Forest of Dean, England, and some implications of livestock grazing

Winter bird communities, sampled by transect methods, were compared between 9 woodland sites (1 ungrazed oak, 4 grazed oak, 4 grazed conifer) in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire, during 2 winters (1...

Date
01 January 1991
Authors
Hill, D. A. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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England Woodland

Winter bird use of seed-rich habitats in agri-environment schemes

To assess the effectiveness of over-winter seed provision by agri-environment schemes, bird use of patches of seed-bearing crops was compared with that of other seed-rich habitats on 53 farms in eastern...

Date
11 March 2008
RSPB Authors
Dr Allan Perkins, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Perkins, A.J., Maggs, H.E. & Wilson, J.D.
Published in
Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment
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Scotland Farmland birds Agriculture UK species

Winter ecology of house mice and the prospects for their eradication from Steeple Jason (Falkland Islands)

Invasive house mice Mus musculus are known to impact on seabird, invertebrate and plant communities on temperate and subantarctic islands, particularly where they are the sole rodent species. Steeple ...

Date
29 August 2013
Authors
Rexer-Huber, K., Parker, G.C., Reeves, M., Stanworth, A.J. & Cuthbert, R.J.
Published in
Polar Biology
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International International species

Winter habitat associations of seed-eating passerines on Scottish farmland

Extensive surveys highlighted the importance of weedy fodder brassicas, stubbles and open farmland landscapes to declining birds...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Hancock, Prof Jeremy Wilson
Authors
Hancock, M. H. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Scotland Agriculture UK species

Winter habitat selection by Marsh Tits Poecile palustris in a British woodland

Radio-tracking and remote sensing showed Marsh Tits selected for English Oak Quercus robur trees within large winter home-ranges. To investigate winter habitat selection by Marsh Tits in a British wood, testing for preferences in tree ...

Date
21 July 2014
RSPB Authors
Paul Bellamy
Authors
Broughton, R.K., Bellamy, P.E., Hill, R.A. & Hinsley, S.A.
Published in
Bird Study
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Marsh tit England UK species

Winter population size and habitat selection of Crested Tits

Estimates of the number of winter social groups of Crested Tits in Scotland ranged from 2300 (95% CL 1300-3900) to 3300 (95% CL 2000-5200) during a survey over three winters in ancient native pinewood...

Date
01 January 1999
RSPB Authors
Dr Ron Summers
Authors
Summers, R. W. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Crested tit