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Tuesday 27th January 2015

Patchwork Challenge Tiree 2014 review
Tiree resident John Bowler describes a truly phenomenal year on his Balephuil patch. Link read on
Fair Isle's record year
FIBO warden David Parnaby tells the tale of how Fair Isle's 22-year record year list was broken in 2014. Link read on
WWT Smew adapting well to climatic change
A new study suggests Smew is doing twice as well within areas protected by EU wildlife laws as they spread northeast across Europe in response to climate change. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
27/01 19:06 Lesser Scaup Ayrs
27/01 16:44 King Eider Cornwall
27/01 14:40 Ross's Goose Northumb
27/01 14:06 Harlequin Duck Aberdeenshire
27/01 13:56 Lesser Scaup Cornwall
27/01 12:53 Bonaparte's Gull Devon
27/01 12:21 Black Scoter Kerry
27/01 11:34 Black Duck Scilly
27/01 11:14 Pacific Diver Cornwall
27/01 10:45 American Coot Kerry
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 21st January 2015 Wednesday 21st January 2015

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Bullfinch
Link Studley, Warwickshire
Mike Lane, 14/01/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Slaty-backed Gull at Killybegs (Donegal)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week 14–20 January
Ireland's second Slaty-backed Gull was seen in Co Donegal over the weekend while the Harlequin remained in Aberdeen. Link read on
Recent articles...
Rarity finders The Slaty-backed Gull at Killybegs
ThumbnailDerek Charles summarises the discovery of Ireland's second Slaty-backed Gull at Ireland's premier gull-watching site. Link read on
Review of the Year 2014 — Part II
ThumbnailDavid Campbell refreshes our memories with a look back at the highlights of July — September 2014. Link read on
Champions of the Flyway Help us end the illegal slaughter of songbirds in Cyprus
ThumbnailThe 'Roadrunners' will once again representing BirdGuides and Birdwatch at 2015's Champions of the Flyway bird race — and we need your help. Link read on
More articles...
Link Patchwork Challenge Hemsby 2014 review
Link Bird Observatory round-up for 2014
Link Review of the Year 2014 — Part I
Link Patchwork Challenge 2014 — the winners!
Link Hoopoes 'paint' their eggs with bacteria for protection

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