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Sunday 28th May 2017

 
 
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RSPB Keep garden birds well-watered this weekend
With temperatures set to soar this bank holiday weekend and fears that Britain could face a widespread drought this summer, the RSPB is asking people to help birds by making water available in gardens. Link read on
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BTO British House Martins are late back to breeding sites
Recent BirdTrack records suggest that House Martins were less widely reported during early May than they have been historically, despite a normal pattern of arrival having occurred during April. Link read on
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Rarity finders Spectacled Warbler at Portland
Andy Davidson recounts a memorable afternoon at Portland Bill where, among a fall of migrants, he found Britain's ninth Spectacled Warbler. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
27/05 22:03 Pied-billed Grebe Argyll
27/05 16:02 Spotted Sandpiper Cumbria
27/05 12:48 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
27/05 12:28 Great Reed Warbler Norfolk
27/05 12:16 Rustic Bunting Shetland
27/05 10:56 Savi's Warbler Norfolk
27/05 10:06 King Eider Aberdeenshire
27/05 08:06 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
26/05 12:41 Pallid Swift E Yorks
26/05 12:31 Red-throated Pipit Shetland
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 24th May 2017 Wednesday 24th May 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Cuckoo
Link Fiskerton Fen, Lincolnshire
Russell Hayes, 18/05/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Spotted Sandpiper at Buttermere (Cumbria)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
17–23 May
In a quiet week at home, British and Irish birders were green with envy as the week's best birds appeared on the continent.
Link read on
ThumbnailFeatured Tours
In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
Celebrate Birdwatch's 300th issue – on sale 25 May!
ThumbnailJoin in the celebrations as your favourite birding magazine passes the major milestone of its 300th edition. Link read on
Cattle Egrets breeding in Cheshire
ThumbnailThe RSPB has announced that Cattle Egrets are breeding at one of its reserves in Cheshire. Link read on
 
Madagascar promises to protect world's rarest duck on Ramsar wetland
ThumbnailMadagascar Pochard has a rosier future after the country's government pledged to protect the wetland earmarked as its new home. Link read on
More articles...
Link Review Birding in the Bristol Region: a Celebration
Link Research Swamphens signal dominance with fleshy faces
Link RSPB Court gives go-ahead to massive windfarm scheme despite RSPB protests
Link Research Male birds adjust courtship behaviour based on social context
Link BOU Siberian Accentor added to BOU's British list

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