Conservation research news

01 February 2004
Comments News and comment The conflict between raptor conservation and the maintenance of high densities of grouse for shooting interests has often led to the suggestion that illegal use of poisoned baits to control predators is more likely to occur on grouse moors than in othe...
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Notes

01 March 2002
Comments Notes Is there a dark morph of the North African race of Long-legged Buzzard? Dificulties in determining the age of Arctic Terns in the field Sparrowhawk extracting Gret Tit from feeding cage Hunting method of Merlins in the breeding ...
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If the caption fits . . .

01 May 1990
Comments Editorials This Black-headed Gull Lams ridibundus (plate 125, opposite) was photographed in Suffolk in November 1977 by Terry Bond, who suggested that the bird is saying: 'You wouldn't believe how many people identify me as a Laughing Gull!' Can you think of an e...
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Letters

01 September 1989
Comments Letters The identification of large terns. The paper on the 'Identification of large terns' (Brit. Birds 80: 257-276) gave the impression (fig. 2) that Royal Tern Sterna maxima has an almost blood-red bill, not especially dissimilar from that of Caspian S. cas...
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Notes

01 July 1987
Comments Notes Eider with Arctic Tern chick in bill. On 23rd June 1983, on the island of Mousa, Shetland, I was walking through a colony of approximately 230 pairs of ArcticTerns Sterna paradisaea, within which were about 20 nests of Eiders Somateria mollissima. Stan...
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