|14-6-18 Manx Shearwater, Severn Beach (Paul Bowerman)|
1 Storm Petrel, 1 Fulmar, 150 Manx Shearwater, 6 Gannet, 3 Curlew, 2 Kittiwake, 3 Black-headed Gull, a 1st summer Mediterranean Gull, a 2nd summer Yellow-legged Gull and a Great Skua.RESERVOIRS
|14-6-18 Egyptian Goose, Chew Valley Lake (TtB)|
1 Mute Swan & Brood, 2 Egyptian goose (Dam), 3 Shelduck & 1 Brood, 10 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 8 House Martins, 6 Pied Wagtail
|14-6-18 Stone Curlew, Winterbourne Down|
Out of Avon:
Stone Curlew pair at Winterbourne Down have a chick
Genome sequencing project with House Martins
We have had the request below from a student at Bristol University regarding House Martins. Would you be able to help?
I am currently carrying out an MSc project at the University of Bristol investigating the migration routes of House Martins by genome sequencing the bacteria found in their faeces. If you know anyone that would be interested in getting involved I am looking for nest sites with five or more nests and swabbing the faeces underneath their nests, please contact me.
Thank you for your time and I would really appreciate any advice, including nesting locations. Please reply to email@example.com
Reports: Paul Bowerman, Robert Hargreaves, Talking to Bears, Paul Taylor