Migrating birds stay in Scotland longer as climate gets warmer



Birds that fly thousands of miles across the globe to nest in Scotland are staying here longer than before, new research has found.
Experts have discovered that certain migrating birds are arriving from foreign shores earlier in the year but are also leaving later than usual.
They say species such as swallows and house martins are spending increasingly long periods in Scottish breeding grounds before travelling back to Africa for winter.
The study, by scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust, also demonstrates that the arrival and departure process... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Environment, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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