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    British Birds - August 2020

    British Birds August 2020 The August 2020 issue of British Birds is now out. Batumi Raptor Count: from migration counts to conservation in a raptor flyway under threat Autumn raptor migration through the Batumi bottleneck, on the eastern shore of the Black Sea in southwest Georgia, is...
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    British Birds - April 2020

    British Birds April 2020 The April 2020 issue of British Birds is now out. The White-billed Diver in Britain: its changing status and identification challenges Records of White-billed Diver in the UK have increased since the 1990s. Most of this increase has occurred in Scotland. With between...
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    British Birds - March 2020

    British Birds March 2020 The March 2020 issue of British Birds is now out. Chiffchaffs wintering at a sewage works in south Devon Ringing of Common Chiffchaffs during three consecutive winters at a sewage works in south Devon revealed that the site supported a wintering population of at...
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    British Birds - February 2020

    British Birds February 2020 The February 2020 issue of British Birds is now out. Population estimates of birds in Great Britain and the United Kingdom This is the fourth report by the Avian Population Estimates Panel. Overall, there are thought to be about 84 million breeding pairs of birds...
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    British Birds - August 2019

    British Birds August 2019 The August 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. The migrations of British Common Sandpipers The migrations of Common Sandpipers are described by combining ringing data with findings from a geolocator study in Highland Scotland. Potential reasons for the decline...
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    British Birds - July 2019

    British Birds July 2019 The July 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. The Common Pheasant – its status in the UK and the potential impacts of an abundant non-native About half of the European population of the Common Pheasant is found in the UK, where breeding numbers have doubled in the...
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    British Birds - June 2019

    British Birds June 2019 The June 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. Wetland restoration by the RSPB – what has it achieved for birds? During 1990–2015, the RSPB acquired around 8,750 ha of land on which to restore wetland habitat. This restored land now supports more than 10% of the UK...
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    British Birds Magazine - May 2019

    British Birds May 2019 The May 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. Identification of Short-tailed Shearwater in the North Atlantic Ocean Short-tailed Shearwater is an abundant species of the Pacific Ocean. Vagrancy to the North Atlantic probably is greater than suggested by the few...
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    British Birds - April 2019

    British Birds April 2019 The April 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. Redstart hybrids in Europe and North Africa An analysis of wild Black Redstart x Common Redstart hybrids from Europe and North Africa is presented, with an overview of distribution, phenology, habitat, biometrics...
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    British Birds - March 2019

    British Birds March 2019 The March 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. Population estimates of wintering waterbirds in Great Britain This paper provides updated estimates of population size for wintering waterbirds in Great Britain using recent data and new analytical approaches for some...
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    British Birds - February 2019

    British Birds February 2019 The February 2019 issue of British Birds is now out. Great Bird Reserves: RSPB Old Moor and the Dearne Valley This article explores the history, creation, management and wildlife of RSPB Old Moor and the other sites that make up the Dearne Valley reserves in...
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    British Birds - October 2018 (Rarities Report)

    British Birds October 2018 The October 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2017 This is the 60th annual report of the British Birds Rarities Committee, and the first to follow the IOC World Bird List (Gill & Donsker 2017) since its adoption by BOU...
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    British Birds - September 2018

    British Birds September 2018 The September 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye - Home birding Mike Everett Breeding ‘Baltic Gulls’ from the Horsvær archipelago in Norway Carl Baggott, Morten Helberg and Mars Muusse describe the status of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding in...
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    British Birds - August 2018

    British Birds August 2018 The August 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye The buzz of nocturnal migration Magnus Robb The migration of Red-necked Phalarope breeding in Shetland A male Red-necked Phalarope fitted with a geolocator at a breeding site in Shetland in 2012 was retrapped...
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    British Birds - July 2017 - now with extra Chiffchaffs

    British Birds - July 2018 - now with extra Chiffchaffs British Birds July 2018 The July 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye Veganism: a plant-based diet has a bigger conservation impact than you think. Sophie Channon Great bird reserves: St Kilda The islands of St Kilda are...
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    British Birds - June 2018

    British Birds June 2018 The June 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye Birds and plastic Nina O’Hanlon The identification of juvenile Common and Pallid Swifts Separating Common Apus apus and Pallid Swifts A. pallidus in autumn in a vagrant context can be one of the more difficult...
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    British Birds - May 2018

    British Birds May 2018 The May 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye Love thy neighbourhood gulls Viola Ross-Smith White feathers in black birds The most common plumage abnormalities in birds involve some form of white feathering, ranging from birds with just a few white feathers...
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    British Birds - April 2018

    British Birds April 2018 The April 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye Are we addicted to high-carbon ornithology? Javier Caletrío Eastern Kingbird on Barra: new to Britain An Eastern Kingbird was found on Barra, Outer Hebrides, on 29th September 2016 and remained until the...
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    British Birds - March 2018

    British Birds March 2018 The March 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye Birding in a conflict zone: a 50-year perspective Richard Porter Ranging behaviour of Northern Gannets Adult Northern Gannets from Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, were fitted with satellite tags to investigate...
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    British Birds - February 2018

    British Birds February 2018 The February 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye A Yellowhammer revival? Nicholas Watts Siberian Accentors in Europe in autumn 2016 and the first British records Autumn 2016 was arguably the best ever for Siberian vagrants in Britain but it will be...
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    British Birds - January 2018

    British Birds January 2018 The January 2018 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye The British Birds Charitable Trust The Polish swan in Britain & Ireland A strikingly pale colour morph of the Mute Swan, commonly called the Polish swan, was first described over 170 years ago, yet is...
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    British Birds - November 2017

    Lovely birds when they perform!
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    British Birds - November 2017

    British Birds November 2017 The November 2017 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye The real conservation priorities Ian Carter Report on scarce migrant birds in Britain in 2015: passerines The inexorable rise of the Yellow-browed Warbler continues, reaching yet another new high in...
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    British Birds - August 2017

    British Birds August 2017 The August 2017 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye: Photography is transforming British birdwatching Great bird reserves: RSPB Minsmere Minsmere, which celebrated its 70th anniversary as an RSPB reserve in 2017, has been an inspiration to naturalists and...
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    British Birds - June 2017

    British Birds June 2017 The June 2017 issue of British Birds is now out. BB eye The UK’s wildlife overseas: a stocktake of nature in our Overseas Territories, by Sarah Havery and Laura Beasley Fair Isle’s long-term migration dataset: origins, innovations and analyses Fair Isle is an...
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