Urban Peregrines - Bath's very own speed hunters!
Wednesday 14 March
Lecture Theatre 8W 1.1
Bath has been home to the world's fastest bird of prey, the Peregrine, for over a decade. Ed Drewitt's work on the diet of a pair living in the city has revealed some fascinating insights into their behaviour, as well as the activity of their prey, which is mainly birds. More recently Ed has been colour-ringing Peregrine chicks in the Bath and Bristol region to look at where they go once they leave the nest. This lecture will reveal another side to Peregrines - not only as majestic aerial hunters but as opportunistic falcons living often nomadic lives!
For more lectures, see the full Spring 2012 GULP programme.
Mr Ed Drewitt
Ed Drewitt is the learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project at the University of Bristol, enabling others to learn about the city's very own dinosaur. He also works as a freelance naturalist and broadcaster. A zoology graduate from the University of Bristol, Ed has a regular wildlife slot on BBC Radio Bristol and reports for BBC Radio 4's 'Saving Species' series. Ed enjoys communicating to a wide range of audiences through bird identification courses, wildlife tour leading, boat trips down the Avon Gorge, dawn chorus walks and writing for wildlife magazines. He has been studying urban peregrines for the past 13 years in his own time.