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April 2021 – contents

01 April 2021
Comments Latest issues That my first issue as editor contains a paper on Turtle Doves in Britain may prove to be a worthy point of reflection when I eventually come to say my goodbyes. Will the next decades see the extinction of the Turtle Dove as a breeding species in Brita...
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BB eye – Petrels by night

01 April 2021
Comments Editorials In June 2012, Pol Dewulf and I travelled to Pico, in the Azores, to photograph the endemic orchids. On Pico, we learnt about a colony of Cory’s Shearwaters Calonectris borealis and were recommended to visit the colony at night, when the birds ...
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Sunning in sub-Saharan Africa

01 April 2021
Comments Notes On 13th March 2020, CRB and JO observed a White Wagtail Motacilla alba sunning at Tanji Beach, The Gambia. At 11.55 GMT, a brightly marked White Wagtail landed on a sandy beach, walked towards the debris line without feeding and abruptly lay on ...
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Hybrid Great Tit x Blue Tit

01 April 2021
Comments Notes On 2nd February 2019, CE was mist-netting at a garden feeder near Hexham, in Northumberland, at a site where he has trapped in excess of 20,000 Great Tits Parus major and Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus (approximate ratio 1:2) since 1985. A...
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Recent reports

01 April 2021
Comments Recent Reports Compiled by Barry Nightingale and Harry HusseyThis summary of unchecked reports covers the period from early February to early March 2021.Headlines With birding activities still largely curtailed by the Covid-19 lockdown, th...
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