Friday, July 10, 2009

Tree Pipit and Nightjar

This year is the second year of a study into Tree Pipits and Nightjars in Thetford Forest. Part of this study is to film the nests in order to record behaviour and to monitor the culprits responsible for predation of either the eggs or chicks. Two small videos have recently been posted of this work (see: http://www.bto.org/research/ecosystems/nestcamera.htm). The one of the nightjar is particularly interesting (and instructive) as the chicks do appear to wander some way away from the nest before returning, one assumes, for warmth and feeding.

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