June

  • A busy start to our 2022 fieldwork season

    A busy start to our 2022 fieldwork season

    in: Uplands Blog

    A new fieldwork season has begun and along with it a new project, bringing new tasks. The maternal red grouse condition project commenced in March when 70 red grouse hens were caught from seven different study sites in Upper Teesdale, North Pennines.

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  • Merlin: Is avian prey availability limiting on moorland?

    Merlin: Is avian prey availability limiting on moorland?

    in: Uplands Blog under: Merlin Magic

    Grouse moors appear to form important refuges for breeding merlin. However, recent merlin declines have been suggested to be due to intensified cutting and burning of heather to favour grouse, thereby reducing both the availability of tall heather for nesting and the numbers of small birds, particularly meadow pipits, which themselves have declined by 40% between 1970 and 2010 and are currently on the amber list of Birds of Conservation Concern.

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