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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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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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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Letters

01 December 1976
Comments Letters Migration in the doldrums D. I. M. Wallace expressed an atavistic 'Viewpoint' (Brit. Birds, 68: 202-203) that it was time for 'a resumption of migration studies related to conservation', and suggested setting up a working party to promote it. T...
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