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During October 2016 two Great White Egrets were present at Holkham Lake in north Norfolk and we visited the lake just after first light on 8th and 9th October to try to observe the birds and photograph their behaviour…

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This paper summarises the taxonomic history, identification, status and distribution of ‘Azorean Yellow-legged Gull’…

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This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2015. The inexorable rise of the Yellow-browed Warbler continued, and it was also a record year for Siberian Chiffchaff and Great Grey Shrike…

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This is the 59th annual report of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC). Remarkably, Chas Holt’s first report as Secretary includes seven new species for Britain…

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This report summarises the non-passerine scarce migrants recorded in Britain in 2015…

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The first formal IUCN assessment for birds in Great Britain was undertaken and is reported on here…

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The Carl Zeiss Award is awarded for the best rarity submission of the year…

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Differences in the primary spacing between Iberian Chiffchaff and Common Chiffchaff are described, based on measurements from good-quality photographs of birds on the breeding grounds…

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The egg of the Common Guillemot is one of the most strikingly beautiful of all British breeding birds…

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Iberian Chiffchaff has become an annual vagrant to Britain, but in some cases the identification of this subtle species remains extremely challenging.

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