Next Indoor Event

10/10/2018 (Wed)
Peregrines - Natures Missiles - New Insights into Raptor Flight
By: Dr Caroline Brighton
Pursuit behaviours are vital for predator-prey interactions for many birds, however the guidance strategy they use to implement these was not previously known. In this talk Dr Caroline Brighton will talk about her research into the pursuit behaviours of Peregrine Falcons and Harris Hawks and the guidance strategy they use to intercept artificial targets and wild prey. By using onboard instruments, high-speed photogrammetry and a motion capture system she has been able to measure their flight trajectories in the field and film more intricate details of the pursuit flights.

Next Outing

21/10/2018 (Sun)
Field Trip to Buscot, Oxon
Forthcoming Field Trip to Buscot, Oxfordshire on 21st October 2018
The start time for this trip is 0900 in the National Trust car park in the centre of Buscot just north of the A417. Parking is free and there is a public toilet nearby. This walk follows a stretch of the Thames and should provide us with a good trip list. This trip should finish around lunchtime.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2018-09-24Lesser Black-backed Gull300+FilkinsMRo
2018-09-24White / Pied Wagtail10FilkinsMRo
2018-09-22House Martin8YarntonMRo
2018-09-22Barn Owl1Milton-under-WychwoodCB
2018-09-21Barn Swallow4FaringdonMRo
2018-09-20House Martin3+ElsfieldAGG
2018-09-20House Martin12ShrivenhamMRo
2018-09-19Lesser Black-backed Gull22FilkinsMRo
2018-09-19Herring Gull2FilkinsMRo
2018-09-16Grey Wagtail4Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-09-16Little Grebe7Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-09-16Shoveler2Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-09-16Wigeon3Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-09-16Sandpiper4Farmoor ReservoirDMLo

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