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This article explores the history, creation, management and wildlife of RSPB Old Moor and the other sites that make up the Dearne Valley reserves in Yorkshire…

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A female Green-winged Teal, paired with a drake, was seen and photographed in Shetland in May 2018…

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Over the last 25 years more than 70 Bearded Vultures have been seen across northwest Europe, many far from their mountain breeding ranges in the Alps and the Pyrenees…

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Shearwaters are among the greatest travellers on earth, living their elusive lives mostly far out at sea, but constrained to breed in dense colonies on islands away from land-based predators…

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The British Antarctic Territory is a UK Overseas Territory that includes the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea, extending from 60ºS to the South Pole. It has 19 species of regularly breeding birds, among them Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie Penguins…

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Since the 1990s the status of the Pallid Harrier in western Europe has changed beyond all recognition. Once an extremely rare vagrant, it now appears increasingly regularly…

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This is the 43rd report published by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP), and includes details of 86 rare or scarce native taxa that bred, or showed signs of breeding, in the UK in 2016…

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A Yellow Wagtail of the subspecies M. f. iberiae found at East Lea, Filey, Yorkshire, on 22nd April 2015 has been accepted as the first record of this taxon for Britain…

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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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