Notes

Driving home along a minor road on the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire border on 2nd December 2012 at c. 15.00 hrs, my wife and I noticed two small raptors in front of the car, pursuing…

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On 26th April 2012 at Marquenterre, Somme estuary, northern France I saw a total of 12 Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta feeding by upending in shallow water in a brackish lagoon. When up-ending they…

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On 4th June 2012, in a neighbour’s garden in West Bagborough, Somerset, I observed a pair of Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus carrying food into a nest site deep in a natural site…

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On 10th July 2012 I was driving between Lake McGregor and Frank Lake in Alberta, Canada, when a bird perched on overhead power lines caught my attention. The long legs of the…

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On 22nd October 2012, an exceptional fall of thrushes and other migrants took place on the east coast of England. The two accounts presented here, one from Blakeney Point, the other from…

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On 4th February 2012, in a public park in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, I discovered a dead first-winter Common Buzzard Buteo buteo hanging upside down from a low branch of an Ash Fraxinus excelsior…

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During the morning of 23rd November 2011, I was watching a sometimes elusive Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei feeding in Sycamore trees Acer pseudoplatanus in Lowestoft, Suffolk. When often the bird moved off…

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On 3rd June 2011 at the Acebouche Visitor Centre in the Coto Donana National Park, Andalucia, Spain, I observed and photographed a group of Red-rumped Swallows Cecropis daurica. The weather was fine…

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Notes

Notes // 01.11.2011

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The first breeding record of Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus in Poland was in 1973, in the Biebrza Marshes in northeast Poland. Since the 1980s, the numbers of Whooper Swans breeding in Poland…

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This leucistic Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica was observed and photographed in southwest Asiatic Russia, near the Kazakhstan state border (50°57’37.6”N, 061°12’41.4”E), on 31st July 2010. The bird is leucistic rather than an…

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