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Friday 27th November 2015

Rarity finders American Bittern in Co Cork
Peter Wolstenholme describes the events surrounding the discovery and identification of the first American Bittern to be seen in Ireland for 25 years. Link read on
An Oriental Turtle Dove on Shetland
Photos and details of the Oriental Turtle Dove found on Mainland Shetland on 25 November. Link read on
Bird of the Week Little Auk gallery, November 2015
The past week has witnessed a good influx of Little Auks to our North Sea coastlines. Here we share a selection of our favourite images from the past seven days, uploaded to the Iris galleries by BirdGuides contributors. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
26/11 17:08 Lesser Scaup Somerset
26/11 16:22 Black Scoter Kerry
26/11 16:05 Pacific Diver Cornwall
26/11 15:57 Spotted Sandpiper Cork
26/11 15:46 Oriental Turtle Dove Shetland
26/11 14:53 Pallid Harrier Norfolk
26/11 14:51 American Bittern Cork
26/11 13:20 Long-billed Dowitcher Northumb
25/11 16:28 Lesser Scaup Perth/Kinross
25/11 09:10 Bonaparte's Gull Devon
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 25th November 2015 Wednesday 25th November 2015
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Sabine's Gull
Link Peel, Isle of Man
Sean Gray, 18/11/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Little Auk at Farne Islands (Northumb)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
18–24 November
The Crag Martin finally left and an arrival of Little Auks symbolised a more wintry feel to the week's birding.
Link read on
ThumbnailFeatured Tours
In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
Link read on
Recent articles...
RSPB Red-footed Falcon found shot dead in Cambridgeshire
ThumbnailOne of the summer's most celebrated birds, the Red-footed Falcon seen in Staffordshire and Lincolnshire, was found shot dead in Cambridgeshire in mid-September. Link read on
BTO Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey 2015/16
ThumbnailThe BTO is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2015/16 Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey. Can you help? Link read on
BirdLife Northern Bald Ibis has record breeding season
ThumbnailThe Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis has had its best-ever breeding season in Morocco this year. Link read on
More articles...
Link Birding abroad Portugal — the Centro region
Link Research Kelp Gull attacks linked to whale calf mortality
Link RSPB Scottish Corncrake population declines by a fifth
Link Research How honey buzzards find pollen
Link RSPB Climate change warnings heat up

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