This article presents the results of research conducted into the measures adopted by local authorities across the UK to regulate gulls nesting in urban areas…

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British Birds May 2019: summary of contents

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The Main Pit at Theale Gravel Pits might be familiar to regular users of the M4. It lies on the south side of the motorway between the Reading Service Area and junction 12 and is the largest waterbody in the lower Kennet Valley. Main Pit is home to 25–30 Nightingale territories…

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Most of us enjoy a bit of peace and quiet – a break from the usual barrage of artificial sounds associated with modern living. I certainly appreciate places where natural sounds are dominant. As I’ve got older and my hearing has started to deteriorate, I find it more and more desirable to find quiet places to spend time outdoors…

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An analysis of 121 wild Black Redstart x Common Redstart hybrids from Europe and North Africa is presented, with an overview of distribution, phenology, habitat, biometrics, phenotypes and vocalisations…

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A female Red-winged Blackbird was discovered on North Ronaldsay, Orkney, on 29th April 2017. There was little doubt that this was a wild bird, and it was added to Category A of the British List…

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This paper examines the latest Manx Shearwater survey on Lundy and how the species has responded since rats were eradicated from the island…

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Data on the breeding population of Northern Wheatears on Lundy suggest a marked increase since the successful rat eradication project on the island, in 2003/04…

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British Birds April 2019: summary of contents

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Restoring islands by removing damaging, invasive mammals such as rats, cats, goats and pigs could help prevent a disproportionate number of future extinctions according to new research…

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