Tag Archives: SDU

Time for a clean out!

Today we spent a few valuable hours in the woods removing the old nest material from our nest boxes. We also carried out some repairs so the boxes are ready for new arrivals, when the spring comes again. This year … Continue reading

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Ringing begins at SDU

This week we began ringing the chicks which have been developing rapidly in the nest boxes surrounding the university at SDU in Odense. Almost all of our nest boxes are occupied, and we expect a similar number of chicks to … Continue reading

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Hatching has begun!

The first Great Tit (musvit) chicks have hatched at SDU! This happened sometime between 29th April and 2nd May in Box 101 which is located near entrance P under the noisy corvid colony at SDU. As you can see the … Continue reading

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How to tell what species have moved in?

At SDU the breeding season is in full swing with numerous eggs being laid every single day in 100+ nest boxes in the woods surrounding the university in Odense (Denmark). The birds begin building their nests with moss, twigs and … Continue reading

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SDU Birds needs you!

The SDU Birds project is recruiting! We need people to assist with our scientific project in the woods surrounding SDU in Odense, Denmark. Are you interested in learning about birds and contributing to scientific research? Do you have some spare … Continue reading

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Winter Woodland Visit

Over the weekend I made my first winter visit to the woods at SDU. During the spring and summer, our SDU Birds team were regular visitors to the woods, where they monitored the progress of hundreds of nests in our … Continue reading

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A garden surprise!

Over the weekend I opened some mist nets in my garden with the aim of catching and ringing the birds which visit the seed feeders I have hanging in the garden. As a trainee bird ringer, the more experience I … Continue reading

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Owl Box Ready for Residents

This week we were out in the woods south of the university with a slightly different aim. We were trying to find the perfect location for a different kind of box, an owl box. We came in contact with Ole, … Continue reading

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Four new bird feeders in the woods

We have recently placed four bird feeders in various locations in the woods surrounding the university. The seed feeders will hopefully attract hungry birds as the seasons change from autumn to winter and the natural food sources (insects, berries etc) … Continue reading

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