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Tuesday 2nd September 2014

 
 
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RSPB Don't let Turtle Dove become the UK's Passenger Pigeon
On the 100th anniversary of the extinction of North America's Passenger Pigeon today, the RSPB is highlighting the plight of the Turtle Dove, which is currently halving in number every six years. Link read on
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BTO Breeding Bird Survey shows Britain's wagtails are on the decline
The latest Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) annual report shows all three UK breeding wagtail species are in long-term decline. Link read on
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Review Challenge Series: Autumn by Martin Garner
Alan Tilmouth has a look at Martin Garner's new seasonal publication. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
02/09 07:39 Lesser Yellowlegs Cornwall
02/09 07:21 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Suffolk
01/09 20:00 Paddyfield Warbler Shetland
01/09 15:57 Citrine Wagtail Outer Hebrides
01/09 14:02 Arctic Warbler Shetland
31/08 18:59 Pallid Harrier Shetland
31/08 14:26 Western Bonelli's Warbler Gwynedd
31/08 08:06 Rustic Bunting Shetland
30/08 16:57 Marsh Sandpiper Glos
30/08 14:30 Western Bonelli's Warbler Scilly
Latest sightings Latest sightings

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Wednesday 27th August 2014 Wednesday 27th August 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Common Tern
Link Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire
Dave Collins, 09/08/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Barred Warbler at Fair Isle (Shetland)
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Link Ouse Washes RSPB, Cambridgeshire
ThumbnailReview of the Week 20th-26th August
Another Swinhoe's Storm-petrel this week as well as an improving picture on the east coast. Link read on
 
Recent articles...
BTO Robins take a break from British gardens due to extremely mild winter
ThumbnailLast winter's mild weather kept Robins away from gardens. Will there be a repeat this winter? Link read on
Rarity finders Pallas's Gull in Oslo — a Norwegian first
ThumbnailSindre Molværsmyr recounts the discovery of this first for Norway at one of his regular gulling haunts. Link read on
 
WWT Extremely high mortality rate in Madagascar Pochard chicks revealed
ThumbnailA new study has found that the vast majority of Madagascar Pochard chicks perish before fledging. Link read on
More articles...
Link RSPB Irish Lady's-tresses found at new site in County Antrim
Link Review The Bird Songs of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East app
Link Competition WIN a Vanguard Spirit ED 8x42 binocular!
Link RSPB Bee-eaters fledge on the Isle of Wight
Link Focus On Early autumn passerine migration

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