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widely accepted identification feature of Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis is that the gape-line extends to a point level with, or even beyond, the rear edge of the eye (e.g. Cramp & Simmons…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.03.2005

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When asked by another SUNBIRD leader if I would prepare his next Monthly Marathon solution, owing to his busy tour schedule, my first reaction was `not a problem’. My second reaction, on…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.01.2005

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.12.2004

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When I first saw Monthly Marathon photo number 209 in print (Brit. Birds 97: plate 265, repeated here as plate 380), I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but as…

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Looking back

Other // 01.09.2004

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`LARDER OF RED-BACKED SHRIKE. A PAIR of Redbacked Shrikes (Lanius c. collurio) have for the third year in succession built a nest in the hedge of our small paddock of about two…

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Looking back

Other // 01.09.2004

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`Hobby in Essex in winter.­­A Hobby (Falco subbuteo), thought to be a female, was seen on several occasions between November 6th, 1953, and January 2nd, 1954, by Mr. B. Winchester at the…

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Looking back

Other // 01.09.2004

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Yellow-browed Warbler on Great Saltee, Co. Wexford.­­On October 12th, 1953, a Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) was seen and trapped by John Weaving on Great Saltee, Co. Wexford. In the field the small…

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Looking back

Other // 01.08.2004

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ON June 8th, 1929, I saw a male Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus) near Penrith, and two days later saw the female. `Though I could not find the nest, it was obvious from…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.08.2004

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Monthly Marathon photo number 208 (Brit. Birds 97: plate 145, repeated here as plate 263) is a real `stinker’, causing your solutionwriter many hours of frowning and even more cursing! There are…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.07.2004

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Monthly Marathon photo number 207 (Brit. Birds 97: plate 114, repeated here as plate 216) is easily recognisable as a passerine. From what we can see of the upperparts, it appears to…

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