Hummingbird Hawk-moths galore in gardens
Hummingbird Hawk-moths galore in gardens27 Jul 2017
Hummingbird Hawk-moths have been seen in a record number of gardens so far this season, particularly in the south and east of England. They were seen in 2% of gardens in June compared to an average of 0.5%. This species does not normally over-winter here, and the population is replenished each year by new migrants. As such, numbers can vary considerably from year to year. It has been particularly warm this June in eastern parts of England – more than 2.5°C above average according to the Met Office – and warm air drawn up from the south may have helped to carry them to our shores. Find out more.
Songbird migration across the Sahara
Mark Wilson, BTO Research Ecologist, reflects on his work tagging songbirds to collect data about their migration routes over the Sahara.
Avian Influenza ('Avian flu')
Advice on feeding wild birds, for ringers and nest recorders, and for survey participants. Also, read our guidance on reporting a dead bird.
You can submit your dragonfly and damselfly records to BTO via BirdTrack or Garden BirdWatch - find out why these records are so important in Rob Jaques' blog.
You can submit your dragonfly and damselfly sightings to BTO via BirdTrack or Garden BirdWatch. Find out why these records are so important in Rob Jaques' blog.