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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Birds

I wandered to the other office for a meeting only to find it had been cancelled whilst I was in the car.

Still one advantage of this was I got to listen to part of a radio programme this morning about birds.

We know that some resident birds are affected in the UK by changing habitat, e.g. the Destruction of hedgerows, but the programme stated that some birds e.g. Wood Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher have to discernible reason for this in the UK. The RSPB is doing research in Africa but this is proving difficult. The birds don't stay in one location, they seem to follow the rains so are constantly moving making it harder to determine the cause.

Its not all bad news, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs are doing well. This may be because they travel less and many more are over wintering in Southern Europe and some even in the UK.

The later may mean that they get the best nesting sites!

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