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Friday 31st October 2014

 
 
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WWT Bewick's Swan population suffers alarming crash
New figures from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) reveal that Britain's smallest and rarest swan species has suffered a crash in numbers. Link read on
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Planned expansion of Sandy Beaches Caravan Park, Kilnsea
Spurn Bird Observatory is appealing for your support in objecting a planned expansion to Kilnsea's Sandy Beaches Caravan Park, which is likely to be detrimental to local wildlife. Link read on
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Rarity finders Chimney Swift on Lewis
Nick Davies recounts the discovery (and subsequent relocation) of the Lewis Chimney Swift. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
30/10 19:15 Lesser Scaup Powys
30/10 19:11 Lesser Yellowlegs Dublin
30/10 18:42 Lesser Yellowlegs Clare
30/10 18:04 Forster's Tern Dublin
30/10 16:50 Eastern Crowned Warbler Cleveland
30/10 16:25 Franklin's Gull Hants
30/10 13:23 Lesser Scaup Berks
30/10 12:56 Swift sp. Surrey
30/10 11:19 Blue-winged Teal Northumbs
30/10 11:13 Pallid Harrier Somerset
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 29th October 2014 Wednesday 29th October 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Hoopoe
Link Kessingland, Suffolk
Nick Appleton, 27/10/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Porthgwarra (Cornwall)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week 22–28 October
The 'Magic 23rd' struck again this year with Black-billed Cuckoo making its first appearance on British soil for 24 years, plus Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney Swift and more. Link read on
 
Recent articles...
Rarity finders Still no Song Thrush...!
ThumbnailMark Fielker on a surprise encounter with a Hermit Thrush frequenting a Hebridean beach. Link read on
Patchwork Challenge September 2014
ThumbnailSeptember lived up to its billing as one of the liveliest months for British and Irish patchworkers. Link read on
 
Australia's Natural North and South Rarities of the North and South
ThumbnailMike Unwin discusses some of the many endemics (and other specialities) of Australia's north and south. Link read on
More articles...
Link Birdwatch magazine launches Birders' Choice Awards 2014
Link Review 2013 Filey Bird Report
Link RSPB Cross-border project launched to save Hen Harriers
Link RSPB Government urged to resist playing politics over winter flood measures
Link BirdLife Eurobirdwatch counts 2.5 million migrants

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