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Summary of contents The historical status of the Great Bustard in Britain Mike Shrubb charts the early documentary evidence which provides good reason for believing that the Great Bustard did not colonise…

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Summary of contents Non-native breeding birds in the United Kingdom in 2006, 2007 and 2008 The ninth report by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) summarising breeding reports of non-native species in…

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Summary of contents Northern Gannets in the North Sea: foraging distribution and feeding techniques around the Bass Rock Field observations around the largest Northern Gannet colony in the North Sea, the Bass…

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Summary of contents Conservation Priority Species: northwest European Bewick’s Swans, a population in decline Whereas most European swan and goose population trends are currently stable or increasing, the northwest European Bewick’s Swan…

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Summary of contents Rare birds in Great Britain in 2009 The 52nd report of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) occupies the entire issue of BB this month. As always, the report…

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Summary of contents Rare breeding birds in the United Kingdom in 2008 The 35th report of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) presents details of the status of rare breeding birds in…

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Summary of contents Important Bird Areas: Henderson Island Mike Brooke tells the story of subtropical Henderson Island, one of the Pitcairn Islands in the central South Pacific. Although over 600 years of…

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Summary of contents: Yellow-nosed Albatross – new to Britain Adam Rowlands, Pauline Kidner and Paul Condon combine to tell a remarkable tale of the one that got away from the nation’s listers….

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From the Rarities Committee’s files: The status in Britain of ‘Siberian Chiffchaff’ Reports of ‘Siberian Chiffchaffs’ Phylloscopus collybita tristis have become regular in Britain in more recent years, both as a migrant…

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