Category Archives: MSc Species Identification and Survey Skills

Meon Shore Trip, 6th November

Originally published as https://consideringbirds.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/look-closer The strip of mud and shingle between the shore and the concrete sea wall is almost as grey as the rough sea beyond and the bleak skies above. A drab day with deadening light. Somebody has stolen … Continue reading

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Bucklebury Common MSc Fieldtrip

Jo Munting reports from our latest MSc field trip, to Bucklebury Common in West Berkshire.  Another Tuesday, another field trip – this time to help with restoring heathland on some of Bucklebury common. Bucklebury common is one of the largest … Continue reading

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Dinton Pastures Country Park Field Trip 27th October 2015

Today was a more relaxing, half day visit to a local site, where we got to see lots of old favourite’s with a chance to hone our visual and audio ID skills. Our first sighting on Black Swan Lake was … Continue reading

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Leith Hill Field Trip 20/10/2015

On a bright sunny morning on the 20th October (Charlotte’s Birthday), eager MSc students ventured out into the Surrey countryside for a fun filled day of adventure. Our first stop of the field trip was Severell’s Copse. Here we learnt … Continue reading

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Combe Hill 29/09/15

Chloe Stephenson fills us in on the first MSc trip of the term: On the 29th of September, our group started the ‘Survey Skills and Species Identification’ MSc at the University of Reading. The MSc consists of a group of … Continue reading

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Pagham Harbour 13/10/15

Our third MSc field excursion of the autumn term was to Pagham Harbour near Chichester in Sussex, a coastal nature reserve managed by the RSPB since 2012. The large tidal harbour is the focus of the site, its mudflats and marshes playing … Continue reading

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Warburg Nature Reserve 6/10/2015

On the 6th October the MSc students from SISS and Wildlife Management and Conservation went to do some habitat management at Warburg Nature Reserve, which is run by BBOWT (Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust).We were tasked with removing woodland edges … Continue reading

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My First Crestie

Our second MSc research / placement blog comes from Species Identification and Survey Skills student Lindsay Stronge, who is spending the summer working with RSK.  My first assignment for RSK was a Great Crested Newt translocation at a large site comprising 20 … Continue reading

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