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Thursday 23rd October 2014

 
 
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RSPB Government urged to resist playing politics over winter flood measures
Potentially environmentally damaging dredging must not be prioritised over other proven flood-prevention measures in this year’s Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014, says Blueprint for Water. Link read on
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BirdLife Eurobirdwatch counts 2.5 million migrants
BirdLife's Eurobirdwatch 2014 event saw tens of thousands of Europeans count 2.5 million migratory birds earlier this month. Link read on
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Poultry disease spreading to wild grouse
A parasitical disease normally found in domestic poultry is rapidly spreading to our native Red and Black Grouse populations. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
22/10 22:05 Lesser Yellowlegs Cornwall
22/10 19:48 Hermit Thrush Outer Hebrides
22/10 18:06 Forster's Tern Cornwall
22/10 17:43 Pallid Harrier Somerset
22/10 17:14 Olive-backed Pipit Durham
22/10 17:05 Booted Warbler Lothian
22/10 16:30 Bonaparte's Gull Devon
22/10 16:28 Azorean Gull Kerry
22/10 16:27 Lesser Scaup Kerry
22/10 16:21 Spotted Sandpiper Aberdeenshire
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Purple Sandpiper
Link Fife Ness, Fife
John Anderson, 18/10/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Olive-backed Pipit at Sunderland (Durham)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week 15–21 October
Norway's recent Siberian Thrush turned up on Shetland; a Bridled Tern flew past Cornwall; and a Black Scoter popped up in Angus. Link read on
 
Recent articles...
RSPB New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa
ThumbnailThe latest in the annual series of State of the UK's Birds reports makes for grim reading. Link read on
BirdLife Europe-wide anti-wildlife crime network launched
ThumbnailThe RSPB and SEO (BirdLife in Spain) have launched a 'European Network against Environmental Crimes', aiming to ensure that the 2008 EU Directive is complied with. Link read on
 
RSPB RSPB Scotland extremely concerned by consent for offshore windfarms
ThumbnailThe charity in Scotland has expressed major concerns about the granting of consent for four offshore windfarms in the Firth of Forth by Scottish ministers this week. Link read on
More articles...
Link Indian vultures begin recovery?
Link Spoonbill flock breaks British record
Link WWT Record numbers of Pink-feet at Lancashire WWT reserve
Link RSPB Scotland's new wildlife crime powers: an RSPB statement
Link Scottish Natural Heritage Bird shooting licences to be refused where crime is suspected

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