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British Birds - June 2019 (1 Viewer)

Docmartin

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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 breeding populations of Black-necked Grebes, Bitterns, Cranes, Avocets and Bearded Tits. It also supports a high proportion of the Lapwings, Redshanks and Snipes that breed on lowland wet grassland in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The future challenges for wetland restoration are discussed.

A long-standing feral Indian Peafowl population in Oxfordshire, and a brief survey of the species in Britain
Indian Peafowl (Peacocks) were brought to Britain by the Romans. It is argued that some populations are self-sustaining and merit consideration for Category C of the British List.

Digital video aerial surveys of Red-throated Diver in the Outer Thames Estuary SPA
A new survey of the Outer Thames Estuary Special Protection Area confirms that the site supports by far the largest aggregation of non-breeding Red-throated Divers in UK waters.

BB eye
A woman in a bird recorder’s world

Letters

Hunting in Europe

Notes
Little-endian Arctic Tern and Roseate Tern in Northumberland

My patch
The Butt of Lewis

News & comment, Book reviews and Recent reports complete the June issue.

For more details, and to see a recent issue of the magazine, visit our website at www.britishbirds.co.uk
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
If Peacock is a candidate for Category C then the BOU need to seriously consider changing the criteria. Helmeted Guineafowl must be in the same boat, along with Black Swan and Muscovy Duck.

Steve
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
If Peacock is a candidate for Category C then the BOU need to seriously consider changing the criteria. Helmeted Guineafowl must be in the same boat, along with Black Swan and Muscovy Duck.

Steve

You mean Peafowl, or would you only tick a male?
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
If Peacock is a candidate for Category C then the BOU need to seriously consider changing the criteria. Helmeted Guineafowl must be in the same boat, along with Black Swan and Muscovy Duck.

Steve
And Ruddy Shelduck, of course :t:

Oh, and Red Junglefowl - any place where you can see signs saying 'Free range eggs for sale' 3:)
 

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