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Thursday 11th February 2016

Research European songbirds perfect their voices while wintering in Africa
According to new research, migratory songbirds may sing during the winter months to improve their song quality ahead of the springtime breeding season. Link read on
Photo of the Year 2015
We have a winner! Find out which image took the honours in the tenth BirdGuides Photo of the Year competition. Link read on
RSPB Organisation purchases northern point of British mainland
RSPB Scotland has announced that it has purchased the nature reserve at Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of mainland Britain, after receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
11/02 09:51 American Herring Gull Cornwall
11/02 08:55 Lesser Yellowlegs Norfolk
10/02 20:42 Penduline Tit Glos
10/02 20:19 Northern Harrier Orkney
10/02 18:28 Pallid Harrier Norfolk
10/02 14:35 Long-billed Dowitcher Hants
10/02 13:28 King Eider Fife
10/02 13:18 Penduline Tit Cleveland
09/02 17:29 Long-billed Dowitcher Leics
09/02 16:38 Penduline Tit Hants
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 10th February 2016 Wednesday 10th February 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Goldfinch
Link North Somercotes, Lincolnshire
Mark Johnson, 10/01/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Lesser Scaup at Cosmeston Lakes CP (Glamorgan)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
3–9 February
Another steady week with a typical array of late winter species on offer.
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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...
Memories of Martin Garner
ThumbnailBill Morton recollects some of the many great birding times he shared with Martin Garner, who tragically passed away in late January. Link read on
BirdLife Area the size of Scotland lost from the world's most important sites for nature
ThumbnailConservation scientists from the RSPB and BirdLife International have discovered that there was a massive loss of forest in Important Biodiversity Areas recently. Link read on
European Robin observed catching fish in Dumfries & Galloway
ThumbnailDuring cold and snowy conditions in Dumfries & Galloway in January, David Taylor was fortunate enough to observe a European Robin partaking in some extremely unusual feeding behaviour. Link read on
More articles...
Link Review Antarctic Wildlife Guide app
Link Champions of the Flyway Help us stop the slaughter of birds in Greece
Link Birdfair 2016 project revealed
Link Ramsar World Wetlands Day 2016
Link Research Swallow wintering grounds located by chemicals and geolocators

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