Gulls 

Book reviews // 10.07.2019

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As might be expected, this book is a brick of information about the resident gulls of Britain and Ireland. It starts with an ‘Overview of Gulls’ covering such topics as taxonomy and various aspects of their life-history strategies. This overview is pretty comprehensive, and with larger type and more photos could easily have been published stand-alone…

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At 1,004 pages, this book is a monster! It is effectively a comprehensive textbook of ornithology…

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Some 43 million young Pheasants are released into the UK countryside each year to fuel the pastime of Pheasant shooting. What are the impacts of these huge numbers of non-native birds on the ecology of the countryside, other economic activities and our own lives? 

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A long-term study of Red-billed Choughs on the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay, in Argyll, showed an increase in population from the mid 1980s to 2005. Since then, a significant decline is evident…

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A Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall in 2016 was first seen over St Gothian Sands, Gwithian, on 7th May…

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A Dalmatian Pelican that arrived in Cornwall in May 2016 was accepted to Category A of the British List…

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British Birds July 2019 – summary of contents

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During 1990–2015, the RSPB acquired around 8,750 ha of land on which to restore wetland habitat, mainly to benefit breeding waders of lowland wet grassland, Bitterns, and birds associated with intertidal habitats and saline lagoons…

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Indian Peafowl were brought to Britain by the Romans, and numbers at large in the countryside have fluctuated over time since then…

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The Outer Thames Estuary Special Protection Area was classified in 2010 in recognition of its importance for wintering Red-throated Divers…

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