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Radio Tagged Blackcap

This Blackcap has been fitted with a tiny Nanotag weighing 0.26 g in order to track its departure direction & potentially its subsequent movements. This is the first bird in the UK to be fitted with a Motus automated VHF tag, which naturally falls off after 3 to 4 weeks. The tags are funded from a Small Research Grant from the British Ecological Society, and the project is co-ordinated by University of Hull in conjunction with the BTO & the Bird Observatories Council. The Motus receiver tower at Landguard BO, which will initially pick up the tag was supplied by Wageningen University in The Netherlands with the fitting & detection of tags organised globally by Birds Canada with further information at: