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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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This paper provides updated estimates of population size for wintering waterbirds in Great Britain using recent data and new analytical approaches for some species…

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On 12th October 2017, an Orphean Warbler was discovered on St Agnes, Isles of Scilly…

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Official hunting statistics from 24 EU member states as well as Switzerland and Norway were collated. The results show a total annual hunting bag of at least 52 million birds…

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Records of breeding Elegant Terns Thalasseus elegans at L’Albufera de Valencia, in eastern Spain, from 2006 onwards, are described…

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This paper sets out the history of the British and European records of Elegant Tern and documents the long process of uncovering their true identity and the admission of this species to the British List…

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A series of records of rare birds from the Brighton area involved specimens that passed through the hands of Swaysland & Son taxidermists during the period 1854–84. Contemporary doubts over these records, which included several British ‘first records’, prompted reappraisal by BOURC…

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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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