Ornithology Research Project – Volunteers Sought
Bird watchers with a camera trained on great and blue tit nests in boxes are sought to support a research project that has just started. The study will assess factors that impact the timing of the reproductive cycle, such as date of egg laying, hatching and subsequent fledging. Factors may include the habitat in which the nestbox is located (such as urban or rural) and the percentage/type of canopy cover within a certain radius of the nestbox.
Therefore camera owners who would like to make a positive contribution by sharing information about the birds using their nest box are asked to register their interest by e-mailing p.parker student.reading.ac.uk in the first instance. Once you have registered your interest, Paul will contact you with further information about the data required and how to submit it.
Ted Rogers –