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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Notes

01 February 2001
Comments Notes At 17.45 hours on 20th March 1995, at East Hyde on the River Lea, 3.2 km north of Batford, Hertfordshire, I observed an immature Grey Heron Ardea cinerea perched on a branch of an Alder Alnus glutinosa, the only tree along that stretch of the river. Ow...
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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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