Monday, May 12, 2008

"Great tits cope well with warming"


The BBC reports that "At least one of Britain's birds appears to be coping well as climate change alters the availability of a key food.
Researchers found that great tits are laying eggs earlier in the spring than they used to, keeping step with the earlier emergence of caterpillars.
Writing in the journal Science, they point out that the same birds in the Netherlands have not managed to adjust.
Understanding why some species in some places are affected more than others by climatic shifts is vital, they say.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) commented that other species are likely to fare much worse than great tits as temperatures rise.
The research uses a long record of great tits in a breeding site at Wytham Woods near Oxford, where observations began in 1947..."
Now...What were you thinking when you read the title for this story?
If you're interested, then here is the rest of this story.

3 comments:

Kimba The White Lioness said...

I was thinking of my great tits. The REAL question though, is whose tits were YOU thinking of when you wrote this?! (Answer not required).

LOL!

Cute. Catchy title. Loved it! =D

Debo Hobo said...

I am sure who's ever you were thinking of they appreciate the thought. ;)

pcsolotto said...

I agree with you about these. Well someday Ill create a blog to compete you! lolz.