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Thursday 23rd October 2014

 
 
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RSPB Cross-border project launched to save Hen Harriers
A new European Union-supported initiative has been launched with the aim of achieving a secure and sustainable future for Hen Harriers. Link read on
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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
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
23/10 19:25 Chimney Swift Outer Hebrides
23/10 18:54 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Cornwall
23/10 18:23 Hermit Thrush Outer Hebrides
23/10 18:03 Grey-cheeked Thrush Orkney
23/10 17:54 Grey-cheeked Thrush Outer Hebrides
23/10 17:01 Hume's Leaf Warbler Shetland
23/10 16:10 Booted Warbler Lothian
23/10 15:54 Lesser Scaup Argyll
23/10 13:39 Black-billed Cuckoo Orkney
23/10 13:09 King Eider Moray/Nairn
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
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...
Poultry disease spreading to wild grouse
ThumbnailA parasitical disease normally found in domestic poultry is rapidly spreading to our native Red and Black Grouse populations. Link read on
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
More articles...
Link RSPB RSPB Scotland extremely concerned by consent for offshore windfarms
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

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