In 2011 and 2012 we marked 85 of Bird Island’s breeding Sooty Terns with geolocators, tiny devices that record geographical location during their migration. Geolocators have to be recovered the next breeding season to download the data and in 2012 and 2013 we manged to find 40 of the marked birds. The data showed that … More More trouble for Bird Island’s Sooty Terns?
In April 2015 I was contacted by a contemporary at the University of Aberdeen in the 1970s. Dave Butler, now based in New Zealand, was concerned about a small number of mynas living in Kiribati, an archipelago of atolls that straddles the equator in the central Pacific, and was seeking advice on how they might … More Mynas eradicated from Kiribati
BBC television began a new series of natural history programmes on Sunday 1 November 2015. The series is called “The Hunt”. It illustrates the theme of predation with the kind of stunning photography that we have come to expect of David Attenborough programmes and their production units at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. … More Amur Falcon coverage in BBC’s “The Hunt”