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Blackcaps

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BrianR
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Blackcaps

Post by BrianR » 06 Jan 2013, 17:40

Female Blackcap still at Sandi's garden feeding station at Sollas this morning. Also male apparently still in John's garden at South Glendale yesterday.

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Re: Blackcaps

Post by Matt T » 07 Jan 2013, 13:24

The BTO are running a Garden Blackcap Survey. It doesn't seem to be particulary onerous, just needing observations of any blackcap(s) seen on one day in January 2013 and results can be entered online. Info here: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gb ... cap_survey
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Re: Blackcaps

Post by BrianR » 08 Jan 2013, 20:27

Thanks Matt but I think this survey is for registered gardens under GBW which neither are. I'm trying to get Sandi to participate and will let her have the factsheet on wintering Blackcaps.

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Re: Blackcaps

Post by UistBTO » 08 Jan 2013, 21:36

Hi there

Thanks Matt for pointing out the BTO's Garden Blackcap Survey. Although the survey is linked to from the Garden Birdwatch (GBW) part of the BTO website you don't need to be a GBW participant to be able to upload data for this particular survey. Full details can be found at: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gb ... cap_survey

You simply choose one day in January 2013 and answer three key questions:-

1) Which foods are Blackcaps eating?
2) Are there equal numbers of male and female Blackcaps?
3) Are the Blackcaps aggressive with other, similar sized birds?

Your data can be uploaded very easily via a questionnaire type survey on the BTO website at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/garden-blackcap-survey

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