Wytham Woods is one of the most studied piece of woodland on Earth. From birds to badgers, grasses to trees; almost every aspect of this beautiful bastion of English countryside has gone under the microscope, contributing to decades of cutting-edge scientific research at the University of Oxford. Wytham is truly the laboratory with leaves.

Part 2: Birds

The Second film in our series.

Over 60 years of tagging, observing and scrutinising the thousands of blue and great tits in Wytham Woods has resulted in a colossal body of research that makes Wytham’s birds the best understood in the world. From their eating and breeding habits; to their friends and personalities, every aspect of these birds’ lives is closely followed by Oxford University’s dedicated team of researchers.