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amym389

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  1. Because I have over 1200 responses that are in favour of BOP. My entire dataset is biased, so coming on here and asking for a different opinion isn’t going to skew my data in any way, it’s simply going to give me something interesting to talk about. I’m not trying to stir up anything, all I’m trying to do is gain public perceptions of birds of prey based on different stakeholder groups. So pigeon fanciers come under a stakeholder group, hence why I’m posting in here. Hi, thanks for this. I contacted songbird survival a couple of weeks ago but didn’t hear back. Will post in the Facebook groups. Thanks
  2. I'm sorry that I can't offer any more insight into this. As I said, I'm in my third year of my BSc and my dissertation topic is on public perceptions of birds of prey and nothing more.
  3. Yes, there is an artificial nest site at NTU. I don't have the ring numbers; I'm not carrying out research into specific birds, I'm collecting public perceptions on birds of prey. How do you know that racers have been fed to the young? They could be surviving and living in Nottingham. Birds going missing in an area where birds of prey are present doesn't necessarily mean raptors have predated on them.
  4. Hi, sorry for the late reply, I've been inundated with work and have only been getting emails for private messages. I'm not entirely sure my opinion here is relevant or necessary, but I'll share it so long as the replies are non-aggressive. I agree with the building of artificial nest boxes for BOP, namely the peregrine. There have been studies that show the success of peregrines in urban areas, where they actually do better (survive longer, produce more surviving young, etc.) than in natural areas (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11252-018-0799-x). The link is to a paper by a PHD student, now lecturer, at NTU. I've seen peregrines in natural areas more than I have in urban areas. And that's not to say I'm not looking in the urban areas (because I am). I have only seen evidence of peregrine feeding once in Nottingham. They're not feeding primarily on racing pigeons, they're feeding on urban and feral pigeons. I agree with the building of artificial nest boxes. Why don't you?
  5. I'm only "fishing" for negative opinions because I have 1400 responses, of which ~95% are positive. I want to have something to talk about in my dissertation. Where is this?
  6. Hi, I've been reading the BOP threads and can see that there are some very strong opinions. I would love to include these in my dissertation. So far, most of the responses to my questionnaire I've received have been supporting birds of prey, and I think it would be really interesting and useful to gain some negative opinions of BOP. If you could spare a few minutes of your time to fill in my questionnaire (on public perceptions of BOP) I would be extremely grateful. All responses are completely anonymous. Here is the link: https://ntusurvey.on...k/pagfrpug6h-11 Kindest regards, Amy.
  7. My name is Amy and I am a third-year student at Nottingham Trent University. I am studying for my BSc Wildlife Conservation degree, and I have created this questionnaire to determine public perceptions of birds of prey across the UK. The data received will be analysed and interpreted for my dissertation. All returned questionnaires will be completely anonymous, so please answer all questions honestly. ‘Birds of prey’ and ‘raptors’ may be used interchangeably throughout. In total, there are 15 mandatory questions and 6 optional questions. However, if you do not want to answer a question, you do not need to. It would be massively appreciated if you could fill this in. It only takes a few minutes of your time. Here is the link: https://ntusurvey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pagfrpug6h-11
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