BB eye – Petrels by night

01 April 2021
Comments Editorials In June 2012, Pol Dewulf and I travelled to Pico, in the Azores, to photograph the endemic orchids. On Pico, we learnt about a colony of Cory’s Shearwaters Calonectris borealis and were recommended to visit the colony at night, when the birds ...
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Notes

01 June 2010
Comments Notes On 13th August 2009, along with several other observers, I was on board MV Celtic Wildcat taking part in a Sea Trust survey for cetaceans off the Pembrokeshire coast. About 40 km WSW of St Ann's Head, we encoun- tered 6-10 Fin Whales Balaenoptera physa...
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Mystery photographs

01 April 1988
Comments Main paper A quick glance at the distinctive bill-shape and long, pointed wings of last month's mystery bird (plate 73, repeated here as plate 89) is sufficient to identify it as a shearwater. The astute reader, confident in our sense of fair play, would have imm...
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Notes

01 May 1980
Comments Notes Bulwer's Petrel in Co. Cork On 3rd August 1975, during an evening seawatch in light mist from Blananarragaun, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, I and several other observers, including I. Burrows, P. Campbell and S. Yeo, noticed an unfamiliar seabir...
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Letters

01 December 1976
Comments Letters Migration in the doldrums D. I. M. Wallace expressed an atavistic 'Viewpoint' (Brit. Birds, 68: 202-203) that it was time for 'a resumption of migration studies related to conservation', and suggested setting up a working party to promote it. T...
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