Keep your eyes peeled for colour-ringed curlews

As part of the head-starting efforts by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) at Slimbridge, no fewer than 50 Eurasian Curlew chicks have been colour-ringed to allow further study after their release. As a result, WWT is asking all birders to submit any sightings of the birds. Away from Slimbridge, Curlews have also been colour-ringed... Continue Reading →

Your Curlew Sightings are Important

The critical decline of Curlew is well documented and your help is required in reporting all sightings of recently colour-ringed birds. Some Curlew wintering on the Usk and Severn have been ringed, using six rings on the legs. These birds may of course travel west and be seen here in East Glamorgan. Information on their... Continue Reading →

I found these interesting . . . .

Just a couple of things I picked up online this week which may be of interest: BBC Radio 4 Living World: Nest Finder of Dartmoor Mark Lawrence is a brilliant nest finder and contributes 100s of Nest Records to the BTO’s Nest Record Scheme.  The nests he finds are hidden deep in the bracken, gorse... Continue Reading →

Lewis James, a colleague in work, told me about a ringed Black-headed Gull he frequently sees on the handrail of the boardwalk that runs alongside the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. He grabbed a photograph of it one morning and managed to read the numbers and lettering: ‘2K64’ . ‘2K64’  turns out to have been ringed by... Continue Reading →

The Cardiff Blackbird Project was established in April 2012 to examine the ecology, behaviour and demography of urban birds using Blackbirds as a model. The Blackbird has many traits that make it ideal as a model species.  It is common, making for large data sets. It is a relatively large species, meaning it is easy... Continue Reading →

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