Most of us enjoy a bit of peace and quiet – a break from the usual barrage of artificial sounds associated with modern living. I certainly appreciate places where natural sounds are dominant. As I’ve got older and my hearing has started to deteriorate, I find it more and more desirable to find quiet places to spend time outdoors…

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An analysis of 121 wild Black Redstart x Common Redstart hybrids from Europe and North Africa is presented, with an overview of distribution, phenology, habitat, biometrics, phenotypes and vocalisations…

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A female Red-winged Blackbird was discovered on North Ronaldsay, Orkney, on 29th April 2017. There was little doubt that this was a wild bird, and it was added to Category A of the British List…

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This paper examines the latest Manx Shearwater survey on Lundy and how the species has responded since rats were eradicated from the island…

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Data on the breeding population of Northern Wheatears on Lundy suggest a marked increase since the successful rat eradication project on the island, in 2003/04…

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British Birds April 2019: summary of contents

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Restoring islands by removing damaging, invasive mammals such as rats, cats, goats and pigs could help prevent a disproportionate number of future extinctions according to new research…

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A new study reveals that young Hen Harriers in England suffer abnormally high mortality compared with populations in Orkney and mainland Scotland; and the study provides compelling evidence that the most likely cause is illegal killing in areas associated with grouse moor management…

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One of the world’s largest eagles, with the world’s largest eagle beak, the spectacular Steller’s Sea Eagle is on many birdwatchers’ bucket list. For those yet to track it down, this book will further whet the appetite…

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Over four years, more than 2,000 volunteers mapped the bird populations of Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the culmination of their work is published in this comprehensive country atlas…

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