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Saturday 2nd August 2014

BTO Wading birds feeling the strain on UK estuaries
Multitudes of wintering birds on an estuary form one of the most magical wildlife spectacles each winter in the UK, but this scene is changing according to WeBS results. Link read on
Australia's Natural North and South
Mike Unwin introduces Australia's heartlands, and details of a special competition to win prizes worth £1,500! Link read on
Patchwork Challenge June 2014
June was quiet for long spells, but there were nevertheless some great birds for PWC contestants. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
01/08 22:38 Black-winged Stilt W Sussex
01/08 20:18 Pratincole sp. Essex
01/08 18:19 Pacific Golden Plover Staffs
01/08 18:09 Ross's Gull Devon
01/08 09:48 Swinhoe's Storm-petrel Shetland
01/08 09:18 Franklin's Gull Norfolk
31/07 08:04 Bonaparte's Gull Kent
31/07 07:54 Baltic Gull Shrops
30/07 18:38 Laughing Gull Cork
30/07 17:52 Black-winged Stilt Suffolk
Latest sightings Latest sightings

Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Wednesday 30th July 2014

Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Great Shearwater
Link Scilly pelagic, Isles of Scilly
Joe Pender, 24/07/14
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Pacific Golden Plover at Drayton Bassett Pits (Staffs)
Featured Site
Link Ouse Washes RSPB, Cambridgeshire
ThumbnailReview of the Week 23rd–29th July
Shorebirds dominated the news this week, typically for the time of year, with a Pacific Golden Plover, Stilt Sandpiper and Broad-billed Sandpiper the best finds. Link read on
Recent articles...
RSPB Bee-eaters breed on Isle of Wight for first time
ThumbnailExciting news that European Bee-eaters are feeding young on the south coast. Link read on
Roseate Terns on Coquet Island: 2014 update
ThumbnailTom Cadwallender and Kate Lowes provide an update on how Britain's largest Roseate Tern colony has fared this year. Link read on
Focus On Late summer waders
ThumbnailDavid Campbell offers his thoughts on what to look for as return wader passage gathers pace. Link read on
More articles...
Link RSPB Sussex Black-winged Stilts fledge
Link BirdLife IUCN Red List taxonomical update reveals one tenth of bird species 'flying under conservation radar'
Link Birding abroad Estonia in spring
Link New pan-species listing website
Link Scottish Natural Heritage New report on prospects for Golden Eagles in southern Scotland

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