Spy camera saves birds

photo credit: farminguk.com

A study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust using a spy camera has revealed how the deliberate feeding of wild birds for a few critical weeks could be key to their survival.

In total, twenty seven species of wildlife were filmed visiting pheasant bird feeders during the study. Six of the bird species recorded are British birds of conservation concern, such as the yellowhammer. The numbers visiting the feeders increased substantially as winter progressed as other sources of food ran out. When the feeder visiting times for each species were added together, it was found that, collectively, non-game wild species fed for longer than the game species themselves.

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