February 2010 – vol. 103, issue 2, pp 133–137 As BB went to press, the UK was experiencing the most severe winter weather for 30 years. Reacting to the conditions, the RSPB took the lead with emergency feeding of threat- ened species, including Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris and Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus, and wild- fowling bans were imposed in Scot- land and Northern Ireland. England and Wales awaited a ban from January 16th. Despi... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.