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Monday 29th May 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage SNH revokes licence on hunting estate after suspected wildlife crime
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has revoked a licence to control wild birds at Raeshaw Estates, Borders, as a result of ongoing concerns about wildlife crime. Link read on
Research Migratory birds are out of sync with spring
The arrival of North American migrant birds has evolved to coincide with the onset of spring, but recent eBird data indicate that such timings are now becoming less synchronised. Link read on
RSPB Keep garden birds well-watered this weekend
With temperatures set to soar this bank holiday weekend and fears that Britain could face a widespread drought this summer, the RSPB is asking people to help birds by making water available in gardens. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
29/05 15:37 Great Snipe Ceredigion
29/05 14:56 Savi's Warbler Norfolk
29/05 13:35 Spotted Sandpiper Cumbria
29/05 07:01 Black Stork Lincs
29/05 07:01 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
28/05 12:47 Black Stork Lincs
27/05 22:03 Pied-billed Grebe Argyll
27/05 12:48 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
27/05 12:28 Great Reed Warbler Norfolk
27/05 12:16 Rustic Bunting Shetland
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 24th May 2017 Wednesday 24th May 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Cuckoo
Link Fiskerton Fen, Lincolnshire
Russell Hayes, 18/05/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Spotted Sandpiper at Buttermere (Cumbria)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
17–23 May
In a quiet week at home, British and Irish birders were green with envy as the week's best birds appeared on the continent.
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ThumbnailFeatured Tours
In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
BTO British House Martins are late back to breeding sites
ThumbnailRecent BirdTrack records suggest that House Martins were less widely reported during early May than they have been historically, despite a normal pattern of arrival having occurred during April. Link read on
Rarity finders Spectacled Warbler at Portland
ThumbnailAndy Davidson recounts a memorable afternoon at Portland Bill where, among a fall of migrants, he found Britain's ninth Spectacled Warbler. Link read on
Celebrate Birdwatch's 300th issue – on sale 25 May!
ThumbnailJoin in the celebrations as your favourite birding magazine passes the major milestone of its 300th edition. Link read on
More articles...
Link Cattle Egrets breeding in Cheshire
Link Madagascar promises to protect world's rarest duck on Ramsar wetland
Link Review Birding in the Bristol Region: a Celebration
Link Research Swamphens signal dominance with fleshy faces
Link RSPB Court gives go-ahead to massive windfarm scheme despite RSPB protests

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