Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dalavich Ancient Oakwood

Last week, Anna and I spent a few days near Loch Awe in western Scotland. This is an area with an abundance of coastline, freshwater, woodland, hills and wildlife. Fortunately we were too late in the year for midges but we certainly experienced the changeable weather! A few years back, before I’d started university (OK, […]

Wheatear survival

Back in September I wrote a blog in which I introduced my research work on the wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). Today I’m going to delve a bit further into this work, focusing on how food availability during the breeding season affects survival. As I mentioned previously, the wheatear is a migrant songbird that undertakes some of […]