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Wednesday 4th May 2016

 
 
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Rarity finders White-crowned Sparrow in Cheshire
George Dunbar on the shock appearance of a White-crowned Sparrow at his local ringing site. Link read on
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Tales of the Orient: Oriental Turtle Dove: Otford, Kent, February-May 2016
A series of unfortunate events led to news of a mega in Kent emerging many weeks after it was first discovered. But reports of the bird’s presence continued to filter out, and determined efforts by county recorder Barry Wright and others to relocate it finally led to success. Link read on
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BirdLife Saving the world's rarest birds, one by one
BirdLife International has embarked on an ambitious new global initiative to prevent the extinction of endangered species as part of the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE). Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
03/05 22:55 Snowy Owl Scilly
03/05 21:03 Black-winged Stilt Lincs
03/05 20:06 Lesser Yellowlegs Argyll
03/05 18:18 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Shetland
03/05 17:40 Oriental Turtle Dove Kent
03/05 16:28 Black-headed Wagtail Norfolk
03/05 13:05 Iberian Chiffchaff Scilly
03/05 12:23 White-billed Diver Aberdeenshire
03/05 12:11 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
03/05 09:16 Alpine Accentor Norfolk
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 27th April 2016 Wednesday 27th April 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Woodcock
Link Sculthorpe Moor NR, Norfolk
Andy Thompson, 23/04/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Kentish Plover at Audenshaw Reservoirs (Permit only) (Manc'r)
Featured Site
Link St Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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20–26 April
A cold but steady week produced some good birds, if nothing mega.
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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...
RSPB Help reverse the decline as swifts return to Britain
ThumbnailCommon Swifts are now returning to British skies from Africa, and the RSPB has asked the public to provide nest sites for them to stop their decline. Link read on
Patchwork Challenge March 2016
ThumbnailThe March PWC results are in as spring migration begins in earnest. Link read on
 
British Dragonfly Society New project to look at trending dragonflies in the UK
ThumbnailThe British Dragonfly Society needs your help with a new project designed to explore trends in our Odonata populations. Link read on
More articles...
Link Review Moth guides go digital
Link Bird of the Week Kentish Plover
Link Research New drugs put Spanish vultures at risk
Link RSPB Motorway to destroy natural beauty of Gwent Levels
Link African Grey Woodpecker — a new Western Palearctic bird

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