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  • [This dataset is embargoed until July 20, 2023]. The dataset contains information about insect visitations to flowers growing in seed mix trial plots on two farms, one in West Sussex, and one in Oxfordshire. The data was collected during the spring and summer seasons of 2019, 2020, and 2021. Seed mix trial plots were walked centrally and insects visiting flowers in the plots were recorded, and where possible, identified to genus or species level. The work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NE/P009972/1) Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • The data set describes foraging decisions by great tits (Parus major), held in temporary captivity. Data were collected from birds caught from forest at the University of Jyväskylä Research Station, Konnevesi (62°37.7'N 026°17'E), Finland, and were collected during the winter of 2013-2014. Birds were presented with (1) two different coloured plastic cups, or (2) two different artificial prey (almond pieces inside a paper packet and printed with a black and white symbol). One symbol was made bitter-tasting by soaking the almond piece in chloroquine, and learning behaviour was recorded over three trials. Half of the birds in both experiments were presented videos of a demonstrator great tit, to provide social information about prey characteristics and unpalatability. Data were collected to test hypotheses about the evolutionary consequences of social information use by predators as part of a NERC-funded Independent Research Fellowship. Full details about this dataset can be found at