News Archive

Welcome to the archive news page, here you will find all our news stories from the EGI. If you're looking for research based news stories please visit our research news section.

» Professor Chris Perrins LVO, FRS – celebrated 60 years in the Department of ZoologyOctober 10, 2017

Chris Perrins 60th Anniversity pic Perrins 60th Anniversary cakeThe Department of Zoology honoured Chris Perrins – with Mary – on his 60th anniversary in the department (& EGI!) with an appropriately-themed cake.

» Abbotsbury Swan Census 2017August 17, 2017

Abbotsbury 2017Members of the EGI attended the biennial Abbotsbury swan census on 22nd July. In total 772 adult mute swans were trapped and processed, 155 of which were new immigrants. Read more about the Abbotsbury Swannery here:

» 71th Breeding Season (2017)August 17, 2017

71th breeding season pictureThe Wytham tit fieldworkers gathered for their annual group photo to celebrate the end of the 71th  breeding season.

» Celebrating 75 Years at Wytham WoodsAugust 17, 2017

Celebrating 75 years at Wytham WoodsThe July edition of Blueprint magazine included an article celebrating 75 years of research at Wytham Woods, including an interview with Ella Cole about the Wytham Tits project. Read the article here:

» Wytham Population Trends 2006-2017August 17, 2017

Wytham Population Trends 2006-2017Another Wytham Tit breeding season draws to a close. Compared to recent years, breeding density was below average for both blue tits and great tits.  Hatching success was around average for both species (85% and 90% of blue tit and great tit clutches hatched respectively). Fledging success was average for blue tits and above average for great tits (65% and 73% of blue tit and great tit breeding attempts successfully fledged young respectively) – a significant improvement on last year, which was a particularly bad season for both species.


» May 2nd, 2017: Attenborough films with the Wytham Tits & Jungle FowlMay 18, 2017

David Attenborough 2David Attenborough came to Wytham to film for a BBC programme about bird eggs to be aired Easter 2018. He spent a day in the woods and at the field station filming both with the great tit and jungle fowl projects.