Notes

01 January 2011
Comments Notes In mid November 2009, an unfamiliar marsh tern appeared at Al Wathba Lake, some 40 km east of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Among some 40 Whiskered Chlidonias hybrida and two White-winged Black Terns C. leucopterus, it was distinctly darker and appeared superfi- cially...
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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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Notes

01 September 2001
Comments Notes It is well known that a staple component in the diet of European Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus is social wasps (Vespidae), in particular their pupae and larvae... ...
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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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