Sleeping Eurasian oystercatchers adjust their vigilance in response to the behaviour of neighbours, human disturbance and environmental conditions

References

TitleSleeping with one eye open: How noisy humans are keeping birds awake
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletIndependent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date1/07/20
DescriptionGraeme Shannon looks at how our everyday activities are preventing our feathered-friends from getting their essential shut-eye.
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/science-and-technology/birds-sleep-one-eye-open-lockdown-a9591641.html
PersonsGraeme Shannon
TitleDon’t disturb the sleeping oystercatchers
Degree of recognitionRegional
Media name/outletBangor University
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/06/20
DescriptionZoologists from Bangor University have shown how human activity could be disturbing oystercatchers, a near-threatened British bird.
URLhttps://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/don-t-disturb-the-sleeping-oystercatchers-43811
PersonsGraeme Shannon
TitleOystercatchers sleep with one eye open while roosting on the ground so they can keep a look out for dogs and humans, study says
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletDaily Mail
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/06/20
Description Birds use 'peeking' to sleep, meaning they keep opening one eye to spot danger
Near-threatened species did this 'significantly more' when humans were near
Scientists said that dogs represented a 'real and unpredictable' threat to birds
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8470365/Oystercatchers-sleep-one-eye-open-look-dogs-humans-study-says.html
PersonsGraeme Shannon
TitleBirds take 40 winks to keep safe
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Times
Media typePrint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/06/20
DescriptionShort article in The Times newspaper discussing our research.
PersonsGraeme Shannon
TitleDon’t disturb the sleeping oystercatchers warn Bangor Uni scientists
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media name/outletAnglesey Môn News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/06/20
URLhttps://angleseymonnews.com/dont-disturb-the-sleeping-oystercatchers-warn-bangor-uni-scientists/
PersonsGraeme Shannon