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Friday 6th May 2016

 
 
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Research The impacts of geolocators on Arctic shorebirds
New research looks at the impact of geolocators on 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebird. Link read on
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BTO Unusual numbers of birds in gardens during April
BTO Garden Birdwatch data has revealed that more individuals of scarcer species were present in Britain's gardens than usual, due to an early April cold snap. Link read on
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Tales of the Orient: Oriental Turtle Dove at Otford, Kent, 18 February-May 2016
A series of unfortunate events led to news of a mega in Kent emerging many weeks after it was first discovered. But reports of the bird’s presence continued to filter out, and determined efforts by county recorder Barry Wright and others to relocate it finally led to success. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
06/05 13:55 Whiskered Tern Notts
06/05 13:33 Eastern Bonelli's Warbler IOM
06/05 12:18 Black-winged Stilt Lincs
06/05 11:55 Snowy Owl Scilly
06/05 10:57 Iberian Chiffchaff Scilly
06/05 10:26 Whiskered Tern Somerset
06/05 07:50 Black-winged Stilt Dorset
06/05 07:35 Oriental Turtle Dove Kent
05/05 22:32 Black-winged Stilt Lincs
05/05 16:49 Lesser Yellowlegs Argyll
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 4th May 2016 Wednesday 4th May 2016
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Razorbill
Link Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire
Steve Race, 27/04/16
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Oriental Turtle Dove at Otford (Kent)
Featured Site
Link St Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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27 April – 3 May
An improved week in which the mega-alert sounded on a few occasions.
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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...
Rarity finders White-crowned Sparrow in Cheshire
ThumbnailGeorge Dunbar on the shock appearance of a White-crowned Sparrow at his local ringing site. Link read on
BirdLife Saving the world's rarest birds, one by one
ThumbnailBirdLife International has embarked on an ambitious new global initiative to prevent the extinction of endangered species as part of the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE). Link read on
 
RSPB Help reverse the decline as swifts return to Britain
ThumbnailCommon Swifts are now returning to British skies from Africa, and the RSPB has asked the public to provide nest sites for them to stop their decline. Link read on
More articles...
Link Patchwork Challenge March 2016
Link British Dragonfly Society New project to look at trending dragonflies in the UK
Link Review Moth guides go digital
Link Bird of the Week Kentish Plover
Link Research New drugs put Spanish vultures at risk

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