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Notes

01 January 2011
Comments Notes In mid November 2009, an unfamiliar marsh tern appeared at Al Wathba Lake, some 40 km east of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Among some 40 Whiskered Chlidonias hybrida and two White-winged Black Terns C. leucopterus, it was distinctly darker and appeared superfi- cially...
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News and comment

01 January 2011
Comments News and comment After a fortnight of freezing conditions across most of the UK in late November/early December, wildfowling bans in Northern Ireland and Scot- land were introduced - but a scheduled ban in England and Wales did not occur because of the thaw before severe ...
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Recent reports

01 January 2011
Comments News and comment This summary of unchecked reports covers early November to early December 2010. Headlines In a period dominated by widespread reports of Waxwings, new rarities were rather limited, but included a second Pied-billed Grebe for the autumn, in Co. Cork, Irel...
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English names in BB

28 January 2011
Comments Letters With reference to the announcement concerning changes to the English names that BB uses (in the January 2011 issue, Brit. Birds 104: 53), my views are probably known already (having reviewed Birds of the World: recommended English na...
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Where do Waxwings roost?

25 January 2011
Comments Notes As every birdwatcher surely knows, Waxwings have been 'everywhere' this winter But where do they  roost? No-one seems to have the answer to my question, and even online enquiries seem to have drawn a blank. If anyone can shed any light on the topic aft...
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Conservation research news

01 January 2011
Comments News and comment The Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra, Parrot Crossbill L. pytyopsittacus and Scottish Crossbill L. scotica all breed in Abernethy Forest in Scotland, at least in some years. Detailed studies there have revealed how they differ in their food and habitat ...
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