Barbara Gray in Kent has been a BTO Garden BirdWatcher since 1996 and recently acquired a very bold and acrobatic rat! As a consequence, Barbara modified her feeding practice to restrict the rat's access to the bird food. This did the job, and the frustrated rat moved elsewhere. For tips about deterring rats, see our advice page.
Making the most of BirdTrack data
We have been working to produce useful summaries for bird reports using data from the millions of annual BirdTrack records.
Songbird ID (3 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)
This course involves three weekly online sessions of 100 minutes, with a trainer:participant ratio of about 1:30. Participants' microphones are muted during the sessions but there is a large interactive component,...