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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

 
 
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Research Swamphens signal dominance with fleshy faces
What's in a face? In addition to their plumage, Australasian Swamphens convey information about their status through their faces. Link read on
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RSPB Court gives go-ahead to massive windfarm scheme despite RSPB protests
A £10-billion offshore renewable energy development on the Firths of Forth and Tay has been allowed to proceed after a court ruling. Link read on
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Research Male birds adjust courtship behaviour based on social context
A new study, published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, explores how male Dark-eyed Juncos adjust their courtship behaviour to their social landscape. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
22/05 22:10 Spotted Sandpiper Cumbria
22/05 20:45 Iberian Chiffchaff Berks
22/05 14:51 Pied-billed Grebe Argyll
22/05 12:30 Savi's Warbler Norfolk
22/05 12:15 Red-throated Pipit Norfolk
22/05 11:43 Little Bittern Scilly
22/05 11:22 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
21/05 21:13 King Eider Aberdeenshire
21/05 19:35 Bonaparte's Gull Kerry
21/05 18:48 Little Bittern Somerset
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 17th May 2017 Wednesday 17th May 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Common Tern
Link Preston, Lancashire
Jackie Moreton, 13/05/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Citrine Wagtail at Lynemouth Flash (Northumb)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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10–16 May
A very decent week included highlights such as Black-browed Albatross, Baltimore Oriole and the lingering Red-winged Blackbird.
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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...
BOU Siberian Accentor added to BOU's British list
ThumbnailThe unprecedented influx of Siberian Accentors into western Europe last autumn has now resulted in the species being added to the British list, via the first for Britain on Shetland. Link read on
Global Big Day sets new world record
ThumbnailCornell Lab of Ornithology has revealed that its third annual Global Big Day, which took place on 13 May, has eclipsed all previous records. Link read on
 
Bird Race Challenge 2017
ThumbnailNina Seale of the World Land Trust describes a day of competitive listing in East Anglia for The Bird Race Challenge. Link read on
More articles...
Link Rarity finders Black-browed Albatross at Bempton Cliffs
Link Research Geolocators reveal Connecticut Warblers' amazing migration
Link RSPB Tagged European Turtle Dove returns to Essex
Link Research Male body mass is crucial to Wandering Albatross' future survival
Link RSPB Second documented case of raptor persecution discontinued by court

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