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Where are they now?

Posted by oliver.padget@linacre.ox.ac.uk on February 4, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

As we head into what is already becoming a busy February I often find myself wondering where the nightjars are now. According to the study of Cresswell and Edwards (2013) our nightjars are likely to remain in central Africa until mid-late March. I wonder if the nightjars have site fidelity in their African wintering grounds like they do here, or whether they vary their locations? Back in the UK we are beginning to get things sorted for the new season - talking of site fidelity we recently cau...

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Winter blues

Posted by oliver.padget@linacre.ox.ac.uk on December 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been four months since we were out in the forest each night on the lookout for nightjars, and winter is starting to drag! However, it is an important time to gather ideas, crunch some numbers and plan the coming field season. We are currently planning more work with GPS tags and writing up our results from the pilot study that was such a success last year - with eight out of 11 of our tag deployments resulting in beautiful, beautiful data! Of course, we can only do better in the coming...

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