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Reading the recent accounts of migration in North-east Scotland (Bourne 2015) and in north Norfolk and on Fair Isle (Aspinall 2014), reminds me of a memorable stay on Fair Isle in May 1970 when the heavens literally rained birds…

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Recently, Conor Jameson suggested that we remember Rachel Carson annually on the anniversary of her death. I would go further and suggest that we never forget the issues to which she alerted the world, and their continuing relevance…

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Richard Porter first raised the issue of deteriorating hearing with age and the possible implications for the results of bird surveys (Brit. Birds 105: 152-153). An editorial comment by AM pointed out…

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Eaton et al. (2009) acknowledged that the listing for races of conservation concern in BoCC3 may have been `less robust than that for species’. They noted also that the BOU checklist of…

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On 16th May 2007, in an area of Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa forest at an altitude of c. 600 m below Mount Olympus, the highest deciduous woodland on the Greek island of…

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Letters // 13.03.2014

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It was interesting to see the account by Jens Hering and Elmar Fuchs (Brit. Birds 102: 17­24) on the discovery of the Cape Verde Warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis on the island of Fogo….

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Letters // 13.03.2014

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Blunt’s advice on the pronunciation of scientific names (Brit. Birds 102: 25­28) makes interesting reading and I wish those involved in promoting classical pronunciation every success. Such abominations as `Beauty-oh’ for Buteo…

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In the Recent reports section of the February 2009 issue of BB, a photograph of a goose taken at Wells, Norfolk, by Gary Thoburn (plate 73) is captioned as being an adult…

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As a consequence of our paper on this subject (Brit. Birds 101: 364­375), we have received some feedback from Recorders and from national committees. We therefore suggest that the following conventions might…

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Harrop (2008) stated that `Bulwer’s Petrel [Bulweria bulwerii] is a monotypic species of tropical waters, which breeds on islands of the eastern North Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans between 10°S and 40°N…

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