Hybrid Great Tit x Blue Tit

01 April 2021
Comments Notes On 2nd February 2019, CE was mist-netting at a garden feeder near Hexham, in Northumberland, at a site where he has trapped in excess of 20,000 Great Tits Parus major and Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus (approximate ratio 1:2) since 1985. A...
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Notes

01 March 2005
Comments Notes Little Grebe swallowing small mammal Cream-coloured Courser showing feeding attachement to desert road Exceptional numbers of Oriental Plovers in southern Siberia in 2003 Ruffs feeding on contents of Giraffe's stomach Ta...
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Monthly marathon

01 December 2000
Comments Other It's a Ruff Philomachus pugnax, isn't it? October's Monthly Marathon picture (plate 300, repeated here as plate 363) is one that I expect many people will have recognised instantly without necessarily being able to put their finger on exactly ...
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Monthly marathon

01 September 1994
Comments Other The two birds shown in plate 94 were named as White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons (37%), Bean Geese A. fabalis (35%), Pink-footed Geese A. brachyrhynchus (14%), Greylag Geese A. anser (8%) and Lesser White-fronted Geese A. erythropus (6%), wi...
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Monthly marathon

01 October 1986
Comments Other Skylark Alauda arvensis (68%) Woodlark Lullula arborea (18%) Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens (5%) Oriental Skylark A. gulgula (4%) Thekla Lark Galerida theklae (3%) Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus (1%) There were also a small number o...
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Seventy-five years ago

01 August 1982
Comments Other 'EVERYONE who takes an interest in the birds of this country will have the greatest satisfaction in learning that the Ruff, so long lost to Norfolk as a breeding bird, has once more nested in the county.' (Brit, Birds 1: 65, August 1907) ...
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