Gathering Breeding Evidence
It is very important to record evidence of breeding during the forthcoming survey period. The higher the rating the better of course, but please try to add any of the codes below when collecting your data, even if it is just for suitable nesting habitat or a singing male.
Select a code that best describes what you have seen. Except M and U, all should relate to individuals in potentially suitable nesting habitat. In this final survey period we are also looking to ‘upgrade’ breeding evidence whenever possible, with Confirmed Breeding being the goal.
|F||Flying over||H||Observed in suitable nesting Habitat|
|Probable breeder||Confirmed breeder|
|P||Pair in suitable nesting habitat||DD||Distraction-Display or injury feigning|
(defended over at least 1 week)
|UN||Used Nest or eggshells found from this season|
|D||Courtship and Display||FL||Recently FLedged young or downy young|
|N||Visiting probable Nest site||NE||Nest containing Eggs|
|A||Agitated behaviour||FF||Adult carrying Faecal sac or Food for young|
|I||Brood patch of Incubating bird
(from bird in hand)
|ON||Adults entering or leaving nest-site in circumstances indicating Occupied Nest|
|B||Nest Building or excavating nest-hole||NY||Nest with Young seen or heard|
Many species in our region have breeding evidence assigned. We are looking to ‘upgrade’ these details to Confirmed Breeding where possible. The map and table below, outlines where species are recorded, but where ‘Confirmed Breeding’ has not been show.
Breeding Evidence for each 10km Square
Can you help confirm breeding in these 10km squares?