Professor MARK FELLOWES, University of Reading. Red Kites & other urban birds


Red Kites are now a familiar sight over Berkshire and neighbouring counties

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Over the past few years, Mark has led a series of studies into urban birds and the effects of human interaction with them. One of the most obvious and iconic actions has been the reintroduction of Red Kites, which many of us now consider to be visitors to our local gardens. But what about our individual actions? When we decide to feed birds, put up nest boxes, keep cats, or garden in a certain way, our actions inevitably have a bearing on the birds. Are our best intentions always valid?  Mark will be discussing the results of his department’s research into the interaction between birds and humans. There is food for thought here.