Callicarpa - Blackcaps only?
Several people have written into the GBW Team recently to suggest that only Blackcaps eat the purple berries of callicarpa ('beauty berry') bushes. Is this really the case, we wonder (gbw [at] bto.org)? Thanks to Nigel Harris (London), Ken Fielding (Berkshire) and Terry Hancock (Herefordshire - photo below) for these intriguing observations. For tips on planting callicarpa, see this Gardeners' World video.
Callicarpa berries - Blackcap only?
Upland bird recording and monitoring (1-day, Dalmellington, Ayr)
Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland...