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Saturday 29th August 2015

 
 
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The Third Spurn Migration Festival: 4-6 September 2015
Martin Garner introduces the third Spurn Migration Festival, and what there is to look forward to at this year's event. Link read on
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Research Moroccan Eleonora's Falcons keep their prey alive
A new study exposes the remarkably harrowing tactics used to capture and store migrant songbirds by breeding Eleonora's Falcons. Link read on
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WWT Spoon-billed Sandpipers return home to breed
Five Spoon-billed Sandpipers that were fostered by Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) conservationists have returned to Siberia to breed for the first time and been captured on video. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
29/08 21:52 Citrine Wagtail Wexford
29/08 21:43 Black Stork E Sussex
29/08 20:13 Black Stork E Yorks
29/08 18:04 Paddyfield Warbler Aberdeenshire
28/08 21:08 Black Stork Essex
28/08 14:17 Arctic Warbler Shetland
28/08 13:39 Lesser Grey Shrike Norfolk
28/08 13:18 Black Stork Suffolk
28/08 08:18 Red-billed Tropicbird Cornwall
27/08 21:19 Baltic Gull Norfolk
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 26th August 2015 Wednesday 26th August 2015
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Fulmar
Link Skomer, Pembrokeshire
Peter Howlett, 15/08/15
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Pied Flycatcher at Spurn YWT (E Yorks)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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19–25 August
A classic early-autumn fall brought huge numbers of migrants to the east coast.
Link read on
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In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
Photo of the Week 19–25 August
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BirdLife New guidebook published to help tourism industry
ThumbnailA new guidebook has been published by BirdLife to help the tourism industry maximise the profits from birding. Link read on
 
BirdLife 25 million birds illegally killed in the Mediterranean every year
ThumbnailUnlawfully shot, trapped or poisoned: a shocking 25 million birds are killed in the Mediterranean region every year, according to a scientific review carried out by BirdLife International. Link read on
More articles...
Link Research Unravelling the mystery of Omani Owl
Link BTO Chris the cuckoo is missing in action
Link Photo of the Week 12–18 August
Link BirdLife Chinese Crested Tern has its most successful breeding season since rediscovery
Link Raptors in West and Central Africa threatened by illegal trade

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