Rook Talk – 20th January 2018

A joint LBC/LNU Meeting – 20th January 2018 – non-members very welcome.Lincolnshire Rooks; Living in the shadow of Ash dieback by Andrew Chick.The talk will look at 70 years of rook studies in Lincolnshire, starting with the1947 LNU Transaction paper and compare the results of the 2017 LincolnshireBird Club survey which inspected over 250 rookeries and counted 5959 nests.During the 1980s a detailed survey of the trees utilised by nesting rooks wasundertaken to assess the likely impact of Dutch Elm Disease on Lincolnshirebirds, some 30 years later we are now assessing the potential impact thatChalara dieback will have on Lincolnshire wildlife?

Rook Talk – 20th January 2018