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Wednesday 1st October 2014

Patchwork Challenge August 2014
Summer began to ebb away and there was plenty of reward for Patchwork Challenge competitors. Link read on
RSPB Scottish government takes small steps towards a greener Europe
RSPB Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Cabinet Secretary's latest announcement on greening the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Link read on
Wildlife Trusts Plans afoot for Spurn to play host to new visitor centre
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and E.ON announce plans for a new visitor centre near Spurn National Nature Reserve. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
01/10 07:44 Yellow-rumped Warbler Shetland
01/10 07:43 White's Thrush Shetland
30/09 17:27 Eyebrowed Thrush Orkney
30/09 15:53 Rustic Bunting Shetland
30/09 14:27 King Eider Shetland
30/09 13:44 Paddyfield Warbler Jersey
30/09 11:59 Arctic Warbler Cornwall
30/09 11:50 Masked Shrike E Yorks
30/09 11:11 Pechora Pipit Orkney
30/09 07:39 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Shetland
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Wednesday 24th September 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Barn Owl
Link Newent, Gloucestershire
Wayne Davies, 10/09/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Masked Shrike at Kilnsea (E Yorks)
Featured Site
Link Ouse Washes RSPB, Cambridgeshire
ThumbnailReview of the Week 17–23 September
The lengthy supply of easterly winds enjoyed since late August finally began to falter this week. Notwithstanding the shift to a more westerly airflow from Saturday, arrivals from the east continued to dominate the news page and we are yet to receive any significant quantity of Nearctic vagrants. It is early days yet, however, and the top-notch birding leaves few reasons to complain. Link read on
Recent articles...
Bringing back Choughs to Jersey
ThumbnailChoughs are once again flying on Jersey’s north coast after an absence of nearly 100 years, thanks to an exciting project which aimed to restore the Island’s coastline. Link read on
More tagged Hen Harriers vanish
ThumbnailTwo recently satellite-tagged juvenile Hen Harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances, and there is a £1,000 reward for information. Link read on
RSPB Scilly fledges first Manx Shearwaters for decades
ThumbnailManx Shearwater chicks have been seen outside their nest burrows for the first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh, Scilly, following the eradication of rats. Link read on
More articles...
Link Harwich to Norway via Iceland: cruising with birds
Link RSPB Dartmoor boost for Dunlin
Link Review Finding Birds in Ireland (second edition) by Eric Dempsey and Michael O'Clery
Link RSPB Montagu's Harrier tagged on TV is missing in action
Link Australia's Natural North and South Wetland wonders at Australia's Top and Bottom Ends

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