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Marcin Bocheński, Paweł Czechowski and Leszek Jerzak

Migrations of Waders (Charadrii) in the Middle Odra Valley (W Poland)

Studies were conducted in 1994-2005, in the middle Odra valley (western Poland), between localities: Bytom Odrzański and Kunice (155 km). During research 1535 controls of different parts of valley were made. There were recorded 26 Charadrii species. Regular occurrence and migrations were observed only for a few of them: Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius), Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria), Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), Curlew (Numenius arquata), Redshank (Tringa totanus), Grenshank (T. nebularia), Green Sandpiper (T. ochropus), Wood Sandpiper (T. glareola) and Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos). There were a few observations of rare in Poland - Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) - or usually uncommon inland species - Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Great Snipe (Gallinago media), Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) and Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus). Two features characterizing the waders' passages in the Lubusian part of Odra valley can be told. Firstly, the abundance of migrating birds is usually lower than in other areas, especially when comparing autumn numbers to big inland reservoirs and some ponds complexes. Secondly, the middle part of Odra valley plays more important role during spring than during autumn passage, especially for Lapwings and Golden Plovers.

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Anna Kuk, Marcin Czechowski and Joanna Femiak

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Purpose. The aim of the study was to investigate the social competence (SC) and emotional intelligence (EI) of future physical education (PE) teachers after targeted psychological training. Methods. PE university students completing their bachelor’s (28 third-year students) and master’s degrees (31 first-year students) were recruited and divided into an experimental and control group. The participants completed a questionnaire assessing SC and EI. The experimental group then participated in a series of psychological workshops (four 8-hour sessions) that included Video Interaction Training and interpersonal training. The questionnaire was again administered immediately and 6 months after the workshops were completed. Results. The indicators of SC and EI were significantly higher in experimental group in both post-workshop time points. No increases were observed in the control group. Conclusions. The results justify the inclusion of interactive psychological courses in the curricula of future PE teachers.

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Paweł Czechowski, Marcin Bocheński and Olaf Ciebiera

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The aim of the study was to determine the number and distribution of breeding Jackdaws Corvus monedula in different urban habitat types in Zielona Góra in 2012 and to compare the results with those from a 2004 survey. On the seven study areas, the highest density was recorded in Park Tysiąclecia with 6.0 pairs per 10 ha, followed by the plot Słoneczne with 3.5, the Old Town with 1.0 and the plot Winnica with 0.4. On the plots Zacisze, Chynów and Industrial Zone, foraging Jackdaws were noted but we did not find any indication for breeding. From 2004 to 2012, the number of Jackdaws declined on the plots Słoneczne and Old Town. On the plot Winnica the number of breeding pairs remained the same. In Park Tysiąclecia Jackdaws increased from two pairs in 2004 to six pairs in 2012. This increase may have been caused by the settlement of birds formerly breeding in the Old Town where numbers were declining, probably due to the loss of suitable nest sites. The most likely causes for the overall decrease of Jackdaw numbers in Zielona Góra include renovation, modernisation and thermal insulation of buildings in the Old Town and in housing estates, leading to a decline in space available for nesting. Other significant factors are the lack of food sources in the city centre and an increasing degree of urbanisation. Furthermore, the city is surrounded by dense pine monoculture which undoubtedly has a negative influence on the number of Jackdaws.