Conservation research news

01 February 2004
Comments News and comment The conflict between raptor conservation and the maintenance of high densities of grouse for shooting interests has often led to the suggestion that illegal use of poisoned baits to control predators is more likely to occur on grouse moors than in othe...
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Notes

01 March 1989
Comments Notes Little Grebe apparently imprinted upon female Mallard On 16th, 17th and 19th September 1986, at Marshside lagoons, Southport, Lancashire, I watched a juvenile Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis constantly accompanying a female Mallard Anas platyrhynchos....
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Notes

01 August 1982
Comments Notes Nest-site provision experiment for Long-eared Owls To attempt to improve the breeding success of Long-eared Owls Asio otus, artificial nestsites were provided in an area where the owls were known to overwinter. The nests provided consisted of t...
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Notes

01 August 1978
Comments Notes Storm Petrels chasing albino At 06.00 GMT on 7th August 1977, on Bardsey, Gwynedd, my assistant warden, Trevor Jones, watched four Storm Petrels Hydrobates pelagicus for over 1½ minutes as they flew south close along the west coast. Three were...
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Notes

01 January 1976
Comments Notes Association between male North American Ruddy Ducks and stray ducklings On 21st May 1960, at Chew Valley Lake, Avon, I saw a female North American Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis emerge from the reeds with two ducklings less than a week old. It m...
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