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Notes

01 December 2010
Comments Notes On 4th June 2009, I observed a brood of 11 newly fledged Gadwalls Anas strepera being led by a female across the main lagoon at Win- chester Sewage Treatment Works, Hampshire. On 10th June, I was amazed to see what I assumed was the same female (no oth...
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News and comment

01 December 2010
Comments News and comment Despite swingeing cuts to the public sector, the UK Government has managed to find £200,000 to help fund the eradication of rats from the World Her- itage site of Henderson Island in the Pacific. Envir- onment Secretary Caroline Spelman made the welco...
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Recent reports

01 December 2010
Comments News and comment This summary of unchecked reports covers early October to early November 2010. Headlines In contrast to the previous two months it was, as expected, invaders from the Nearctic that stole the headlines, with Ireland's first 'Northern Harrier', an Americ...
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Atlas of Rare Birds

01 December 2010
Comments Reviews By Dominic Couzens New Holland, 2010 Hbk, 240pp, many colour photographs, maps ISBN 978-1-84773-535-5 Subbuteo code M20607 £24.99 BB Bookshop price £22.49 The title of this very enjoyable book is somewhat misleading. This is not a gazetteer o...
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Letters

01 December 2010
Comments Letters The recent paper describing the identifica- tion criteria of the eastern form of Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator niloticus (Rowlands 2010) also summarised the accepted Euro- pean records of this taxon. However, some published Italian records ar...
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John Warham (1919-2010)

01 December 2010
Comments Obituaries John Warham provides an example of what can be done in ornithology. A small, enter- prising, intelligent person, an acute and knowledgeable observer, and pleasant to deal with, he was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, and was educated in Retford, Nottinghamshir...
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