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Friday 27th March 2015

 
 
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Patchwork Challenge February 2015
February was a relatively quiet month nationally for rare birds, but how did the Patchworkers get on? Link read on
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How to report your spring migrant sightings
We all appreciate news of the first returning migrants in spring, but your records are much more than just a 'heads-up' for other birders - BirdTrack can make them available for conservation science and research too. Link read on
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Focus On Early spring overshoots
Southerly winds from mid-March onwards can lead to exciting migrants overshooting their southern European breeding grounds. David Campbell looks at what we might expect in the coming weeks. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
26/03 21:05 Penduline Tit Devon
26/03 18:32 Harlequin Duck Aberdeenshire
26/03 17:54 Bonaparte's Gull Argyll
26/03 17:40 Harlequin Duck Highland
26/03 15:13 Bonaparte's Gull Glamorgan
26/03 14:43 Lesser Scaup Glamorgan
26/03 14:39 Black Scoter Northumb
26/03 13:43 Bonaparte's Gull Waterford
26/03 09:59 Desert Wheatear Scilly
25/03 17:49 Lesser Yellowlegs Dublin
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 25th March 2015 Wednesday 25th March 2015
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Herring Gull
Link Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Heiko Peters, 20/03/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Desert Wheatear at St. Agnes (Scilly)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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18—24 March
Spring migration seems to have stalled slightly, but a possible Booted Eagle and an unexpected Desert Wheatear hinted at good things to come.
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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...
Research Mercury pollution risk to Ivory Gulls
ThumbnailA new study has found that mercury levels within Ivory Gulls have increased 50-fold over the past 130 years, leading to concerns about future reproductive success. Link read on
Scottish Natural Heritage Gannet numbers on the up
ThumbnailA study of Gannets off the north-west coast of Scotland has found that the birds' numbers have increased rapidly over the last decade. Link read on
 
Spectacular hummingbird rediscovered in Colombia
ThumbnailBlue-bearded Helmetcrest, feared extinct for 69 years, has been rediscovered during dry season fires across the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. Link read on
More articles...
Link BirdWatch Ireland Irish Hen Harrier Survey 2015
Link Research World's nature reserves underfunded despite eight billion visits a year
Link Rarity finders The Common Cuckoo on Barbados
Link Scottish Natural Heritage Mixed fortunes for Scottish birds of prey
Link SOC announces Young Birders' Training Course 2015 on the Isle of May

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