British Birds April 2018

Published on 01 April 2018 in Latest issues

BB eye Are we addicted to high-carbon ornithology? Javier Caletrío

Eastern Kingbird on Barra: new to Britain An Eastern Kingbird was found on Barra, Outer Hebrides, on 29th September 2016 and remained until the following day. The same individual was relocated at Bornish, South Uist, on 2nd October. This is the first British and the third European record.

Breeding Egyptian Nightjars in the UAE The status of the Egyptian Nightjar in the Arabian Peninsula, and in particular in the UAE, has changed in recent years. A newly discovered breeding population in the UAE was studied from 2014 to 2017. Details of the habitat used, adult behaviour, aspects of breeding ecology, juvenile behaviour and moult phenology at the study site are described.

Great bird reserves: Ham Wall This article explores the creation, management and wildlife of the RSPB’s Ham Wall reserve, in Somerset. Part of the Avalon Marshes, Ham Wall has been created over the last 24 years by the RSPB and has demonstrated that targeted habitat creation on a landscape scale can be extremely effective in reversing the fortunes of declining habitats and species

Notes Observations on the ‘wing-clapping’ aerial display of Honey-buzzards in central Scotland

Letters Hastings Rarities in Leicester Arts & Museums; A trip to the Farne Islands in 1953

Obituaries David Pearson; Derek Barber

Book reviews, News & comment, Recent reports and Tail piece complete the April issue.

To read the issue in full, you can subscribe to BB here