British Birds July 2020 – summary of contents

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The first British bird to be reintroduced for conservation reasons was the White-tailed Eagle, starting in 1975 (after two earlier failed attempts). Since then, the approach has been adopted with increasing regularity…

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Results from a 47-year study of Tengmalm’s Owls in western Finland show that abundance of their main prey (Microtus and Myodes voles), and the three-year, high-amplitude fluctuations in vole populations, is fundamentally important in regulating the owl populations…

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The field separation of the Spanish Imperial Eagle from the formerly conspecific Eastern Imperial Eagle is reviewed…

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The breeding population of Peregrine Falcons on the Atlantic coasts of north and west Cornwall appears to be declining dramatically…

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British Birds June 2020: summary of contents

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My last formal engagement as the RSPB’s CEO was to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) at the Birdfair last August. The BBRC archives and database of rare taxa in Britain together provide a valuable tool to help assess population changes through time…

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For me, the first edition of Moult and Ageing of European Passerines (or simply ‘Jenni & Winkler’, which it is usually referred to as) has been one of the most important ornithological references in my library…

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The migrations of Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola visiting Britain & Ireland in winter are described using ringing data and information from satellite tracking…

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This article describes the breeding Curlews of southern England, an area which supports an estimated 500 pairs of predominantly lowland-breeding birds…

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