Lesser Redpoll Survey
Lesser Redpoll, a red-listed species of high conservation concern, has been coming into gardens more and more, raising the important question of why? Anecdotally, this species appears to prefer nyjer seed in gardens, and the BTO has been keen to find out more.
In spring 2011, we asked householders to let us know if they had seen Lesser Redpoll or provided nyjer seed in their garden from October 2010 to March 2011, inclusive.
Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)
The training will consist of two weekly online modules of 90–100 minutes each, complemented by supported self-study exercises which will be provided after each session. The training will be run by BTO staff members Nick...
Migration blog (22nd – 28th October)
Many bird watchers have been lamenting on what a poor autumn it has been so far for migration, with numbers of common, scarce, and expected rare species down on what would normally be expected.