British Birds November 2018, summary of contents

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The Keyhaven area in southwest Hampshire is well known for its nationally important breeding concentrations of gulls and terns, a substantial list of vagrants, and its fine seawatching in favourable conditions in spring…

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The latest in a series of occasional publications produced by Carlisle Natural History Society is a collection of four articles relevant to the ornithological history of Cumbria…

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To the surprise of everyone except, perhaps, the authors and the publishers, Volumes I and II of the long-awaited Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds (HWPB), covering the passerines, was released over the summer…

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British Birds October 2018: summary of contents

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Veganism is nothing new – it’s been an important part of some cultures for hundreds of years and has been gaining popularity in the UK since the middle of the last century. Recently, however, the number of vegans has grown more quickly and there are now over 500,000 in the UK compared with around 150,000 a decade ago…

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Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather: fashion, fury and feminism – women’s fight for change, by Tessa Boase, was published by Aurum Press in May 2018. If they ever make a drama out of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds’ origins, based on this book, it might open like this:

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Dramatic images of seabirds, entangled in netting or with their stomach cut open to reveal ingested plastic, generate stark headlines from news outlets and on social media, and tug at our heartstrings. Yet, with 4.8–12.7 million metric tonnes of plastic estimated to enter our oceans every year it is hardly surprising that seabirds have to contend with the potential problems…

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In this paper we describe the status of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding in the Horsvær archipelago, an important colony in northwest Norway, from which at least 15 colour-marked individuals have been sighted in Britain…

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This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2016. Perhaps the most notable event of the year was the prolonged pattern of easterly winds that resulted in wave after wave of scarce migrants originating from Asia reaching Britain’s shores throughout October, and resulted in new record totals for four of those species…

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