Looking Out for Herons

Over the next few weeks, Grey Herons will be returning to begin another new breeding season.  For some birders, it marks the start of the BTO Heronries Census, the longest running survey of its kind in the world.  Counting nests provides by far the most efficient and accurate measure of breeding numbers for most colonial birds. In our... Continue Reading →

The Early Bird …

... has its feeding patterns affected by light and heat pollution during cold winter mornings.  Is this true? This is what the forthcoming Early Bird Survey will investigate. Birds require extra energy to keep warm, especially during long winter nights. To cope, they lay down extra fat reserves, though small birds quite often only lay down enough... Continue Reading →

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