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 →

Do You Fancy Sexing Some Ducks This Winter?

Will you be out birding in wetland areas in East Glamorgan or elsewhere this month (January 2019)? If so, you may want to help out with this easy, yet important, survey. This month, waterbird counters and bird watchers across Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia are being asked to collect the male/female sex ratio data... Continue Reading →

Good News on Gull’s Rehab

It's always great to find a ringed bird. Even better is finding out about it's history from the ringer or the BTO after you've reported it. Martin Bevan (of 3 Valleys Birding blog fame) got in touch with me this week. On Sunday 21st of February, Martin had been birding at a very wet Porthcawl... 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. ┬áIt is common, making for large data sets. It is a relatively large species, meaning it is easy... Continue Reading →

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