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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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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Seventy-Five years ago

01 July 1987
Comments Other 'LITTLE OWLS BREEDING IN ESSEX. THE first I heard of the Little Owl (Athene n. noctua) in the neighbourhood of Felsted, was from Mr. Hughes-Hughes, of Leez Priory, who had been brought a specimen for identification at the end of 1909 by the bailiff on ...
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Seventy-five years ago

01 April 1983
Comments Other 'The Little Owl (Athene noctua) cannot now be regarded as anything more than an introduced species in these islands owing to the fact that so many have been "turned down" in various parts of the country. The interest in its possible migrations to Engla...
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Notes

01 August 1981
Comments Notes Predation on Manx Shearwaters by grey seals On most evenings during early August 1976, large flocks of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus fed on the tide race between South Bishop Lighthouse and Ramsey Island, Dyfed. Regular gathering...
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