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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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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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 August 1985
Comments Notes Pink-footed Geese feeding on school playing-fields. During the exceptionally severe winter of 1981/82, unprecedented numbers of Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus were present on the southwest Lancashire and north Merseyside feeding grounds, notabl...
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