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Monday, 26 September 2016

REMINDER -- Local Group Talk -- Cuckoos -- by Paul Stancliffe -- Wed. 12th October 2016

REMINDER -- Local Group Talk -- Cuckoos -- by Paul Stancliffe -- Wed. 12th October 2016

Location: United Reform Church Chapel, Widmore Road, Bromley North BR1 1RY (next to the Boots exit from the Glades shopping centre, now Intu Bromley).

Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

Paul Stancliffe is the Media Manager for the British Trust for Ornithology with a particular interest in cuckoos. The BTO's cuckoo tracking project began in 2011 after monitoring of UK cuckoos suggested a huge decline from the 1990s to the present day. Results showed hat the Scottish population had actually increased over this period, whilst England had made significant losses. Initial research found that UK cuckoo losses were not associated with their relatively short stay in the UK, nor in the lack of breeding success, suggesting that problems during migration may be a major factor. Limited tracking of tagged male cuckoos by satellite started in 2011, using tags weighing just 5 grams and costing £2500 each.

Time: 7.30 pm prompt start

Price: RSPB Members £3.50 Non RSPB Members £4.50