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Scientists have captured footage of what it is like to fly with the UK's largest seabird.
Researchers at Grassholm natural reserve in Wales attached miniature cameras to gannets nesting in the area, hoping to shed some light on the birds' behaviour.
The footage shows the seabirds flying high above the Pembrokeshire coastline while ships pass below.
"Seabirds spend most of their time at sea away from their nesting sites, making them difficult to study," scientist Steve Votier said.
The lightweight camera works alongside a GPS unit that tracks birds' flights and measures how long they are flying, feeding or resting.
It also revealed how the birds make use of waste from fishing boats, and captured the gannets' high-speed dives to catch fish.
Conservationists believe the results could help to inform the protection of marine species in Wales.
"The goal is to continue this work in the long term to help provide a sustainable future for gannets and other marine life," Mr Votier said.
The conservation director of the RSPB has warned that the “alarming” decline of bird species in the UK is continuing.
Martin Harper, commenting on the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey, said: “We know from the many people who take part in Big Garden Birdwatch every year that garden birds are incredibly precious to us and connect us to nature every day.
“But several of our familiar and best-loved species have been declining at alarming rates over the 34 years that the RSPB has been running the Birdwatch and this year's results show a continuing decline.”
Some of the UK’s most threatened and best-loved bird species are continuing to decline, according to results from the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey, released today.
Starlings hit an all-time low in the RSPB's survey last year and their numbers sunk by a further 16% in gardens this year.
Numbers of house sparrows dropped by 17% in gardens compared to 2012, while bullfinches and dunnocks fell by 20% and 13% respectively.