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Friday 3rd July 2015

 
 
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BTO Longest-running census goes online
The Heronries Census, run by the British Trust for Ornithology, counted its first Grey Heron nest way back in 1928; 400,000 nests later it has gone digital. Link read on
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Photo of the Week 24–30 June
See this week's superb winner by Brian Anderson, as well as other notable images that stood out from the crowd. Link read on
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Astonishing photo sequence depicts Bee-eater apparently preying on bat
On Friday, Israeli photographer Shuki Cheled captured an extraordinary event on the Judean plains. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
03/07 13:17 Franklin's Gull L'derry
03/07 09:37 Little Bittern S Yorks
03/07 09:06 Greater Yellowlegs Hants
03/07 07:50 Bonaparte's Gull Kent
02/07 20:38 Caspian Tern Norfolk
02/07 17:54 Isabelline Shrike Scilly
02/07 13:25 Hudsonian Whimbrel W Sussex
02/07 11:43 Gull-billed Tern Ceredigion
01/07 16:24 Gull-billed Tern Cornwall
30/06 21:22 Pacific Golden Plover Norfolk
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 1st July 2015 Wednesday 1st July 2015
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Tree Sparrow
Link Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire
Brian Anderson, 24/06/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Melodious Warbler at Marsh Lane NR (W Mids)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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24–30 June
A quieter week in Britain with rare shorebirds filling the headline slots; elsewhere an Alpine Chough raised eyebrows in Sweden and a mandtiiBlack Guillemot was in the Netherlands.
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In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
Birding abroad Russia's Ural Mountains
ThumbnailThe Ural Mountains are a Western Palearctic outpost for a range of mouth-watering Siberian species that breed nowhere else in Europe. Josh Jones visited last June. Link read on
RSPB Heritage Lottery Fund helps Blacktoft Sands
ThumbnailEast Yorkshire reserve can take on more volunteers due to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Link read on
 
Rarity finders Hudsonian Whimbrel in West Sussex
ThumbnailGeorge Kinnard realised his long-time ambition to find a mega-rarity before his 18th birthday — and in his home county of Sussex, too. Link read on
More articles...
Link RSPB Turtle Dove migration mystery solved
Link BTO Eight more British Cuckoos tagged for science
Link Photo of the Week 17–23 June
Link RSPB New reserve opens in Clackmannanshire
Link OSME Summer meeting to focus on illegal bird killing

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