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Wednesday 26th November 2014

 
 
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BTO Portuguese-ringed Lesser Scaup in Powys
A drake Lesser Scaup bearing a red nasal saddle in mid-Wales boasts a fascinating brief history. Link read on
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RSPB Lapwing numbers given boost by RSPB reserves
The declining Lapwing has had a successful breeding season this year in grassland habitats managed by the RSPB. Link read on
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RSPB Cornish Cirl Buntings enjoy best year yet
The Cirl Bunting Reintroduction Project in Cornwall is celebrating its best year to date, with more than 100 fledglings raised this summer. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
26/11 08:03 Isabelline Wheatear Cleveland
25/11 17:36 Lesser Yellowlegs Cornwall
25/11 17:33 Lesser Scaup Glamorgan
25/11 17:30 Pacific Diver Cornwall
25/11 17:21 American Coot Kerry
25/11 16:52 Olive-backed Pipit Shetland
25/11 16:22 Blue-winged Teal Northumbs
25/11 15:34 Franklin's Gull Hants
24/11 13:35 Hume's Leaf Warbler Northumbs
24/11 12:40 Black Stork Norfolk
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 19th November 2014 Wednesday 19th November 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Common Kestrel
Link undisclosed site, Lancashire
Austin Thomas, 10/11/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Little Bustard at West Bexington (Dorset)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week 12–18 November
A Little Bustard was an all-too-brief visitor to the Dorset coast; other offerings included two American Coots, a Blyth's Pipit and another Desert Wheatear Link read on
 
Recent articles...
Panama shatters its own raptor migration record
ThumbnailMore than two million birds of prey passed over Panama City on Sunday 2 November. Link read on
WWT Special diverters reduce power line collisions around Martin Mere by 50 per cent
ThumbnailHundreds of special diverters have saved migrating swans and geese from colliding with overhead power lines in Lancashire following the first study of its kind in the country. Link read on
 
New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems
ThumbnailBrazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science. Link read on
More articles...
Link BirdLife Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction
Link Australia's Natural North and South A sea of wildlife
Link RSPB Positive news for migratory birds
Link Seabirds' plastic diet identifiable in their feather oil
Link Appeal for information on colour-ringed Twite

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