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Gulls, mink and nutrients implicated in pochard decline

Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Reasons for the recent decline of Common Pochard have been scientifically investigated for the very first time by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT).

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Sandpiper travels thousands of miles in pursuit of sex

Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Male Pectoral Sandpipers have been recorded travelling as far as 8,000 miles in a single summer month in order to mate with as many females as possible.

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Red Kites generate millions for economy

Posted: 11 Jan 2017
A new report has found that tourists spend £8.2 million in Dumfries and Galloway after travelling to see Red Kites.

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Schoolchildren ready to survey Britain’s birds

Posted: 05 Jan 2017
Thousands of schoolchildren across Britain will be swapping books for binoculars this term to take part in the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

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Blue Tits missing from gardens after wash-out summer

Posted: 03 Jan 2017
The latest figures from the British Trust for Ornithology show that Blue Tit numbers are down, probably due to the unusually wet summer.

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DNA analysis of bluebird faeces reveals benefits for vineyards

Posted: 02 Jan 2017
DNA techniques have shown that Western Bluebirds nesting in California’s vineyards help grape growers by eating agricultural pests.

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What messages do female birds’ markings send?

Posted: 30 Dec 2016
The meanings of female birds’ markings may vary from one place to another, even within the same species.

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Traffic Noise Reduces Birds’ Response to Alarm Calls

Posted: 28 Dec 2016
Study shows that traffic noise makes birds less responsive to alarm calls that would otherwise alert them to predators.

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Declining numbers of male offspring imperil endangered flycatchers in southern California

Posted: 26 Dec 2016
A new study has documented the steep decline of a population of endangered south-western Willow Flycatchers over 16 years in the USA along with a marked change in sex ratio.

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Scotland's Corn Buntings get boost from farmers

Posted: 24 Dec 2016
Actions by farmers in Fife and Angus have helped improve the fortunes of Corn Buntings north of the border.

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