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British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology announce the winner of the award for Best Local Bird Atlas 2007–17. All local atlases and avifaunas published since November 2007 were eligible for consideration for this award…

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A first-calendar-year male Chestnut Bunting rutila was discovered on Papa Westray, Orkney, on 19th October 2015…

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The latest full survey of breeding Cirl Buntings Emberiza cirlus in the UK, in 2016, recorded an estimated 1,079 territories in 186 occupied tetrads. The UK population is still largely confined to south Devon but there is now a self-sustaining population of 65 pairs in south Cornwall…

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Adult Northern Gannets from Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, were fitted with satellite tags to investigate their ranging behaviour during chick-rearing and early post-breeding periods…

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In May 2015, I discovered a singing male Iberian Chiffchaff on territory in the Nedd Valley, Gower. Some weeks later, I made a considerably more startling discovery…

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In autumn, most Siberian Accentors are possible to age in the hand. Differences in the pattern of juvenile and adult-type greater coverts are the most reliable feature for ageing…

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Autumn 2016 was arguably the best ever for Siberian vagrants in Britain but it will be remembered most for the unprecedented influx of Siberian Accentors…

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The Farne Islands represent one of Britain’s most accessible and awe-inspiring nature reserves with spectacular seabird colonies and large Grey Seal nurseries…

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A Red-footed Booby was found on the beach at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, on 4th September 2016. This is the first record of Red-footed Booby for Britain…

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A strikingly pale colour morph of the Mute Swan, commonly called the Polish swan, was first described over 170 years ago…

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