Posts made in July, 2014

Life and Death

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Fieldwork, News, Photos | 0 comments

A lot has happened since I last posted an update, and unfortunately there’s not much good news. Not good weather for Rollers The cool wet weather which coincided with hatching – when the chicks are bald and at their most ‘vulnerable’, (Springwatch parlance) – has taken a heavy toll. Out of 20 original nests, 14 have failed, leaving just 6 known nests in all Latvia. It’s likely that we missed a few nests in Black Woodpecker holes, but there’s little activity around them any more, suggesting that these have failed too. The surviving 6 broods have been...

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