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Thursday 19th January 2017

 
 
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BirdLife Renewed hope for Critically Endangered macaw
A new roosting site, as well promoting the use of artificial feathers in traditional headdresses, gives renewed hope for the continued survival of Blue-throated Macaw. Link read on
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Research Lost Yellowhammer dialects remain preserved in New Zealand
New research into bird accents has shown that some regional dialects, now lost from the British countryside, still exist on the other side of the planet. Link read on
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WWT Gulls, mink and nutrients implicated in Pochard decline
Reasons for the recent decline of Common Pochard have been scientifically investigated for the very first time by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
19/01 12:37 Red-breasted Goose Lancs
19/01 11:36 Killdeer Shetland
19/01 10:35 Lesser Yellowlegs Dorset
19/01 10:23 Eastern Black Redstart Cornwall
19/01 10:15 Desert Wheatear Devon
19/01 10:07 Black-throated Thrush S Yorks
19/01 10:07 Blue Rock Thrush Glos
19/01 08:46 Hudsonian Whimbrel Cornwall
18/01 22:27 Pacific Diver Cornwall
18/01 20:53 Snowy Owl Orkney
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 18th January 2017 Wednesday 18th January 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Mute Swan
Link Hogganfield Loch, Clyde
Dan Brown, 01/01/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Black-throated Thrush at Adwick Washlands RSPB (Dearne Valley) (S Yorks)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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11–17 January
A large influx of Glaucous Gulls and a new Black-throated Thrush entertained birders in a productive mid-January week.
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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...
'Biking Birder' breaks European green year list record
ThumbnailChris Boardman, Jason Kenny, Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins all feature on the list of illustrious British cycling champions … but how about Gary Prescott? Link read on
Patchwork Challenge 2016 — the winners!
ThumbnailThe team reports on the results from Patchwork Challenge 2016. Link read on
 
Birding abroad Ohio in spring — warbler central
ThumbnailHot-spots don't get much hotter than north-west Ohio in spring — and at the region's prime location of Magee Marsh, May is positively meltdown time. Dominic Mitchell visits North America's premier birding festival, The Biggest Week, to experience the Magee phenomenon first hand. Link read on
More articles...
Link British Dragonfly Society Climate change brings new dragonflies to the UK
Link BirdLife Critically Endangered tern found breeding on Korean peninsula
Link Research Sandpiper wanders thousands of miles in pursuit of sex
Link Photo of the Year 2016
Link Red Kites generate millions for economy

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