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 Post subject: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:47 pm 
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I have received an email which may be of interest:

I have been organising a rookery survey in Bedfordshire since 2013. I have recently launched a rookery website which can be viewed at www.rookeries.uk
It includes all the data from the recent and historic Bedfordshire surveys plus other personal observations as well as survey data gleaned from the web and other sources.
I was hoping there might be others interested in Rooks and Rookeries in your society who would be interested in the website and could let me know what they think. I would also welcome any feedback on the website as a whole, good or bad and if you have any ideas for improving it. It has only recently 'gone live', so there may still be some teething issues, so please let me know if you run into any problems.
You can view most of the data without logging in. You need to register in order to get a log-in, this produces an activation email (sent to your email address). Clicking on the link in this email activates your log-in. Once logged in, you can add and subsequently amend or delete data.
I am also trying to build a bibliography of local rookery surveys, so any references to rookery surveys in Lincolnshire, e.g. in the annual report, would be appreciated.
yours sincerely,
Roger Hicks

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:16 am 
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Seems a really worthwhile project.


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:45 am 
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Any volunteers to take on collating and running a Lincolnshire project? There is still time to do it this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:02 pm 
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Would it not be sufficient for LBC members to post the required info on this thread?

Then Roger Hicks, the UK co-ordinator, can process and collate the data as best suits his rookeries UK website which looks promising.

Offhand, I can think of three small rookeries in the county - one opposite Batemans brewery in Wainfleet, one opposite Tollbar Academy in New Waltham, near Grimsby, and one on the A16 roundabout at Ulceby Cross, near Alford.


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:05 am 
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3 small rookeries in Theddlethorpe 1 near each of the 2 churches 1 Brickyard Lane

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 pm 
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Traditional site centered around 2a Wath Lane in South Hykeham, much activity today.

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Location: Bracebridge Heath LINCOLN
There is an active,traditional rookery on the A46/A1133 roundabout near Winthorpe, Notts at :

Map Ref SK 823568 (OS Sheet 121)......- just over the Lincs/Notts county border.

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:55 pm 
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There is an active, traditional rookery in the small patch of woodland along the side of the A17 at Fulbeck Heath at :

Map Ref SK 974506 (OS Sheet 121)

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:31 pm 
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LINCOLNSHIRE ROOKERY SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following excel spreadsheet and I will collated the collected data....all data will be submitted to BTO and the http://www.rookeries.uk/ website.

DOWNLOAD a recording sheet at http://www.lincsbirdclub.co.uk/Articles ... s_2017.xls

A standardised methodology allows comparisons with past and future surveys. The following methodology has been adopted from that used by national surveys (in 1975, 1980 and 1986) and the last Lincs survey - Lincolnshire Rooks and Rookeries 1980 (completed after Dutch Elm Disease).

The aims of the survey are to;

• Record (and map) the location of as many rookeries in Lincolnshire as possible;
• Count the number of nests in all rookeries surveyed;
• Record other pertinent data, e.g. tree species in which nests are located;
• Provide an estimate of current breeding population for Lincolnshire (and compare with the 1980 survey).

A rookery is defined as any group of nests 100m or more from the next nearest group. Whilst this is an arbitrary definition it has the advantage of being relatively easy to apply in the field and hence repeatable. In some local situations, this may require amendment. A consequence of this definition is that a single rookery may be spread out over a large area or an area with many nests could comprise a number of rookeries.

The difficulties of counting nests in rookeries are well known; the most obvious problems concern the counting of nests in conifers, the counting of multiple nests, the difficulty (in large rookeries) of arriving at a similar total each time, and the inaccuracy that can result from counting nests from a distance.

Rookeries can, of course, be located at any time of year, but it is best to count the nests as late in the season as possible. The best period to count nests in a rookery is between 15th and 30th April as all nests should then be complete and in use, but the trees will not yet be in full leaf obscuring the nests. Counts made earlier in the season will be accepted as a visit may not be possible during the best time. There is no need to differentiate between occupied and unoccupied nests as this can present difficulties and be time consuming, but should this be recorded, please include a note. Generally, a single nest in an isolated tree is likely to be that of a Carrion Crow, but single Rook nests can occur and should be recorded as a rookery. Where it is impossible to get an accurate nest count, e.g. where nests are in conifers, please make an estimate of number of nests. Where possible, please record the tree species in which nests are built. Not all nests in a single rookery will necessarily be in the same tree species. Such data may prove useful when trying to assess the impact of various tree diseases, e.g. ash dieback fungus, on nesting Rooks.

Surveyors are asked to record the following for each rookery:

Rookery name;
the six-figure national grid reference (NGR);
date of count;
number of nests;
number of nests in each species of tree used.

Based on instructions produced by Ben Carpenter for the Oxfordshire Rookery Survey 2013 and 2014

Need help obtaining a six-figure national grid reference (NGR) – then use http://www.bnhs.co.uk/focuson/grabagrid ... /index.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:03 pm 
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On my way out of Spalding today en route for the A16, I noticed nestbuilding activity by rooks in a tree off Holbeach Road near the Springfields centre.


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Hibaldstow 01.03.2017:
Now the wind has died down there is a lot of activity in the Stow.
The blown down twigs are disappearing off the road and paths as well as others being carried in.
The main part of the Rookie is around the Church and near the junction of Station Rd and Church St.
There are a few satellite nests in some of the lower trees around the rest of the village, a couple of years back I counted just over 100 possible nests.
Seems to be a lower number in more recent times a couple of tallish trees in gardens have been felled that were used.
Getting back home yesterday the was strong presents in the trees with many Rooks doing sentinel duties.

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:07 am 
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12 to 14 nests in trees near the Hall Saltfleetby st Clements ( B1200 )


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:33 pm 
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12 Rook nests in trees near Claythorpe water mill


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:00 pm 
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8 rook nests in trees c 700 m south of Manby Washland.

regards John


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 Post subject: Re: Rookeries UK
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Small but active rookery on the edge of the cemetery in Wainfleet All Saints.


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