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Saturday 29th April 2017

Research Seabird parents compensate for struggling partners
Guillemots use their nest-relief displays to communicate their condition and to decide which partner will forage for food and which will stay at the nest. Link read on
Rarity finders Oriental Turtle Dove in West Yorkshire
A couple of photos passed along by a work colleague alerted Duncan Watson to the presence of a mega eastern dove in West Yorkshire, but the bird now seems to be long gone. Link read on
Research Record breeding season for the endangered Bermuda Petrel
One of the world’s most threatened seabirds is breeding in increasing numbers on an offshore island used to translocate birds from other more vulnerable locations. Link read on
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
28/04 21:48 Pallid Harrier Lancs
28/04 21:36 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
28/04 21:07 Little Bittern Scilly
28/04 21:07 Savi's Warbler Norfolk
28/04 19:46 Bonaparte's Gull Dorset
28/04 17:32 Black Duck Highland
28/04 16:29 Long-billed Dowitcher Down
28/04 15:12 Bonaparte's Gull Aberdeenshire
28/04 15:06 Eastern Subalpine Warbler Dorset
28/04 14:53 Pied-billed Grebe Argyll
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 26th April 2017 Wednesday 26th April 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Green Woodpecker
Link Brynmawr, Gwent
Mike Warburton, 17/04/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Hermit Thrush at Isle of Noss (Shetland)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
ThumbnailReview of the Week
19–25 April
A quite chilly week nonetheless produced some decent birds, as you'd expect during the peak weeks of spring migration.
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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...
Rarity finders Hermit Thrush on Noss
ThumbnailCraig Nisbet, Reserve Warden at Scottish Natural Heritage, clapped his hands in a Shetland island geo and flushed a mega Yank thrush, which fortunately stayed for others to see. Link read on
RSPB Concerns voiced over Highland housing development
ThumbnailThe wildlife charity has asked for reassurance that new housing won’t negatively impact on the Cairngorms population of Capercaillie. Link read on
Rarity finders American Herring Gull in Suffolk
ThumbnailPete Wilson's diversion via a local Suffolk pig farm paid off when a rare Nearctic gull emerged from the throng. Link read on
More articles...
Link Massacre on Migration Chris Packham found not guilty after Malta trial
Link Research Time-lapse cameras provide insight into penguin winter behaviour
Link Six-year-old raises AU$1,000 for endangered Australian parrot
Link BTO Citizen scientists needed
Link Research Promiscuity slows down the evolution of new species

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