British Birds August 2016

Published on 04 August 2016 in Latest issues

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BB eye The plight of the world’s vultures, by Ian Newton

Bird Photograph of the Year 2016 The overall winner of the 40th British Birds Bird Photograph of the Year competition is a really exceptional photograph and a fitting winner of the award, sponsored by Christopher Helm, Collins, The Eric Hosking Charitable Trust and Simon King.

The Carl Zeiss Award 2016 The Carl Zeiss Award is now awarded for the best rarity submission of the year. This year’s winner was an account of an outstanding and unexpected ornithological event as well as a detailed identification critique.

Yelkouan Shearwater in Devon: new to Britain A Yelkouan Shearwater seen off Berry Head, Devon, on 29th July 2008 by Mark Darlaston and Mike Langman has been accepted by BOURC as the first for Britain. This paper describes the circumstances of the record and the identification process.

A history of Bird Photograph of the Year The BB Bird Photograph of the Year competition has been running for 40 years and represents a fascinating timeline of the development of wildlife photography. This article traces some of the themes to emerge in the first 40 years of the competition and celebrates the artistry of the successful competitors.

Letters Kites and other raptors following the hay harvest

Notes Common Terns killing a long-staying predator; Common Crossbills with resin deposits on the bill

Book reviews, Recent reports and News & comment complete the August issue.

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