British Birds May 2017, summary of contents

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As House Martins begin to return from a winter in Africa, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are asking those people fortunate enough to have them nest under their eaves to get nosy and watch what they do throughout this spring and summer…

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I believe that the future of the driven grouse shooting industry rests in its own hands. It either reforms, to improve the environmental conditions of the uplands, or public distrust and anger will grow, leading inevitably to government intervention to regulate its activities. Let me explain…

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More than one quarter of UK birds are in need of urgent conservation effort with Curlew, Puffin and Nightingale joining the growing list of threatened species – but there is good news for some…

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Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an academic at The University of Nottingham…

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The decline of the Willow Tit in the UK has made it a conservation priority species. We present evidence that in some areas of the UK there has been an increase and colonisation over the past 25 years…

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The Common Buzzards from Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, are distinctive. This taxon often resembles Long-legged Buzzard but also shows some plumage traits consistent with Common Buzzard…

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A female ‘Dark-breasted Barn Owl’ was found breeding with a male of the nominate subspecies at a site in Cheshire & Wirral in May 2014…

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The Sacred Ibis is common and widespread in its native range, and thrives in landscapes modified by human activity. In recent decades, non-native populations have become established in several areas of Europe…

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British Birds April 2017, summary of contents

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