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Saturday 3rd December 2016

 
 
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Threatened shearwater colony devastated by New Zealand earthquake
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck New Zealand's South Island on 14 November has devastated the larger of the world's two remaining Hutton's Shearwater colonies. Link read on
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RSPB Scotland welcomes beaver reintroduction
RSPB Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government's decision to reclassify European Beaver as a native species to Scotland. Link read on
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Research Icelandic Whimbrels fly non-stop to and from Africa
A new study has found that Icelandic-breeding Whimbrels execute rapid non-stop migrations to and from their wintering grounds in West Africa. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
02/12 19:05 Spotted Sandpiper Cheshire
02/12 17:32 Desert Wheatear Devon
02/12 15:59 Hooded Merganser Ayrs
02/12 15:45 Desert Wheatear E Sussex
02/12 15:28 Pallid Harrier E Yorks
02/12 13:57 Eastern Black Redstart Lothian
02/12 13:05 Masked Wagtail Pembrokes
02/12 12:30 Long-billed Dowitcher Wexford
02/12 12:00 Killdeer Shetland
02/12 11:07 Eastern Black Redstart Cleveland
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 30th November 2016 Wednesday 30th November 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Tawny Owl
Link undisclosed site, West Sussex
Howard Kearley, 22/11/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Masked Wagtail at Camrose (Pembrokes)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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23–29 November
Another first for Britain, this time in Pembrokeshire, enlivened a chilly week.
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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...
Scottish Government renews commitment to wildlife crime prevention
ThumbnailThe RSPB has applauded Scotland's renewal of its commitment to pursue criminals who illegally persecute birds of prey. Link read on
BirdLife Worrying decline of Patagonian goose species
ThumbnailRuddy-headed Goose has rapidly declined on mainland South America, and now it looks like those on the Falkland Islands cannot be used as a source of reintroduction. Link read on
 
Dungeness Diary Autumn 2016
ThumbnailDavid Campbell summarises the concluding months of his first full year working at Dungeness Bird Observatory, during which he finally realises a rarity-finding ambition. Link read on
More articles...
Link Review Birds of Nepal
Link Research Urban features impact songbirds' choice of gardens
Link Major Spanish wetland drying up at alarming rate
Link Record numbers of White-headed Duck in Kazakhstan
Link Cirl Bunting passes 1,000-pair milestone

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