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Wild and Windy Wintering Bird Surveys

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Why Survey Wintering Birds In winter, the UK’s coastal habitats play host to large congregations of shorebirds, geese and ducks.  These areas of salt marsh and mudflat are vital to sustaining a host of species over the long winter months before their migrations back to the breeding grounds in spring.  During this time, such migratory […]

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12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 12: Robins can have between 2-3 broods in the same year, having a clutch of 5-7 eggs each time.  It takes just 1 month from laying, incubating and hatching for a robin to fledge the nest. http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/blogs/miranda_hodgson/archive/2013/02/20/how-to-tell-a-male-robin-from-a-female-robin.aspx

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12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 10: The robin has evolved to follow wild boar whilst they meander through the forest disturbing the ground.  However, as wild boar are mostly absent from the UK, its survival often depends on finding the next best thing…human gardeners. Photo credit: RSPB https://www.theenglishgarden.co.uk/top-picks/bird-month-robin/

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