Urban Birds Study By The University Of Birmingham
Date: 2014-10-10 13:35:27 | Category: Bird Protection
| Author: Twootz Staff
Twootz.com is proudly sponsoring the 'Urban Birds Study' conducted by the University of Birmingham, which is looking at how the levels of connected tree cover and built land cover affect the movement patterns of common garden birds such as Dunnock
, Great Tit
, Long-tailed Tit
, Blue Tit
and Coal Tit
. As part of the study, we are carrying out a programme of mist netting which involves the temporary installation of fine nets set between poles to catch birds in flight. Once caught a lightweight, uniquely numbered, metal ring is fitted onto a bird's leg by licensed handlers. These standard British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) rings provide a reliable and harmless method of identifying birds when they are encountered again.
This year birds are also being fitted with small, brightly coloured rings to enable identification by study stie and we are asking your help to record birds seen wearing coloured rings. We will then be able to find out how far these birds move around the country.
So if you see a colour ringed bird in your garden or whilst out and about then please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org
) the following: bird species, ring colour, time, date and sighting location.