Data Collection Day 14 – Pearmans Copse

Tonight was the time for my data collection at Pearmans copse woodland, which is a 9 acre site near the m4. It has managed coppiced ash, hazel and field maple and is classed as a wildlife heritage site. Unfortunately, the weather was against me somewhat, and there was a slight drizzle all night. But in total, 17 species of bird were spotted, which isn’t too bad considering the weather!The full alphabetical list is below:

  • Blackbird (Turdus merula)
  • Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
  • Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
  • Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)
  • Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
  • Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • Coal Tit (Parus ater)
  • Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
  • Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
  • Great Tit (Parus major)
  • Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
  • Jay (Garrulua glandarius)
  • Magpie (Pica pica)
  • Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • 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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