Data Collection Day 13 – Redhatch Copse

Redhatch Copse is defined as ancient semi-natural woodland, which is composed of native tree species that have not obviously been planted. Ancient woodland is likely to have existed continuously since 1600. Looking at maps dating from the mid-1700s to
present day, Redhatch Copse has maintained exactly the same shape. Data collection occurred from 4pm until 8pm, as dusk is now earlier than in previous weeks. 

In total, 5 bird species were witnessed in the 7 acre site, with a further 8 birds being recorded on the voice recorder. The full alphabetical list for the birds tonight is below:

  • Blackbird (Turdus merula)
  • Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
  • Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)
  • ChiffChaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
  • Great Tit (Parus major)
  • Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
  • Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
  • Magpie (Pica pica)
  • Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
  • Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
  • Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

About Thomas Whitlock

I'm a third student at the University of Reading, currently studied for a degree in Zoology. I have a wide interest in biodiversity, most notably British wildlife. I have an especial interest in British mammals and birds. I hope to become a wildlife cameraman or photographer after I graduate, and I feel that blogging will be a key component of any future job in Zoology. This is my first blog, so please be kind!
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