Stithians Semipalmated photographs wanted
We hope to publish a selection of photographs to show the identification points of the Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla which was present at Stithians Reservoir, Cornwall, from early September 1980. Photographers are invited to submit their best shots for possible inclusion: black-and-white prints are preferred, but colour slides can be considered for conversion. They should be sent to Fountains, Park Lane, Blunham, Bedford MK.44 3.NJ.
Wandlebury warbler photographs wanted Photographs of the Hippolais warbler which frequented Wandlebury, Cambridgeshire, for several weeks from 16th June 1980 could help the discussion as to whether it was an Icterine H. icterina or a Melodious Warbler H. polyglotta: a selection of the best pictures will be published. Photographs and opinions (with reasons) of the identity of the bird should be sent to Fountains, Park Lane, Blunham, Bedford MK44 3NJ.
Raptor migration survey in Israel The Israeli Raptor Information Centre plans to conduct a survey on raptor migration through the Rift Valley between 16th February and 11th May 1981 and help is being sought from British and other European ornithologists. Participation in the survey is under the condition that the person spends two weeks watching, one at Ein Gedi on the edge of the Dead Sea and the other at Elat at the top end of the Gulf of Aqaba. Provided the response is sufficient, observers will work in groups of four with three additional Israeli observers. Accommodation will be provided at nearby field study centres