Sunning in sub-Saharan Africa

01 April 2021
Comments Notes On 13th March 2020, CRB and JO observed a White Wagtail Motacilla alba sunning at Tanji Beach, The Gambia. At 11.55 GMT, a brightly marked White Wagtail landed on a sandy beach, walked towards the debris line without feeding and abruptly lay on ...
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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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Monthly marathon

01 January 1992
Comments Other October's fast-departing barred bird (plate 231) was named as: Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus (84%) Saker.F. cherrug (8%) Kestrel F. tinnunculus (4%) Hawk Owl Surnia ulula (3%), with fewer votes for Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus, Spa...
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Notes

01 June 1990
Comments Notes Alpine Swift 'playing' with piece of paper. At 10.00 GMT on 20th June 1985, in sunny conditions with little wind at Les Baux, France, I watched several Alpine Swifts Apus melba with Swifts A. apus feeding 100-200 m up in the vicinity of the old village...
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Letters

01 November 1976
Comments Letters The Coto Doñana In 'News and comment' in April 1966 (Brit. Birds, 59: 163-164), it was announced that H. E. Axell, then warden of Minsmere, Suffolk, had been seconded for two months by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to the reser...
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Notes

01 February 1975
Comments Notes Breeding success of Red-throated Divers on Fetlar At the beginning of May 1971 I arrived on Fetlar, Shetland, to take up the post of summer warden on the bird reserve. Soon after, I became interested in the breeding Red-throated Divers Gavia st...
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