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Looking back

01 January 2001
Comments Other A very small wader in the company of a party of Redshank (Tringa totanus) was observed at the sewage farm, Cambridge, on March 17th, 1950. We approached within 50 yards of the bird, one observer using Ross x6 and the other x8 binoculars and each watche...
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Notes

01 January 2001
Comments Notes Following the recent description of hybridisation between Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis and Sandwich Tern S. sandvicensis in the Albufera de Valencia, Spain (Dies & Dies 1998), observations during 1998 give further information on the color...
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Letter

01 January 2001
Comments Letters I found Colin Bradshaw's note of caution regarding the separation of Acrocephalus and Hippolais warblers (Brit. Birds 93: 277) most interesting. He placed particular emphasis on the perceived difficulties of separating Olivaceous Warbler H. pallida fro...
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News and Comment

01 January 2001
Comments News and comment Following four successful meetings in northern Europe (Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and France), the 5th International Gull Meeting (IGM) is now moving south, to Portugal. The dates are 29th March to 1st April 2001, and comfortable accommodation for 8...
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Reviews

01 January 2001
Comments Reviews THE BIRDS OF NORFOLK By Moss Taylor, Michael Seago, Peter Allard & Don Dorling. Pica Press, Mountfield, Sussex, 1999. 552 pages; 32 colour plates, maps. ISBN 1-873403-86-0. Hardback, £35.00. This comprehensive volume brings up to date the history ...
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Announcements

01 January 2001
Comments Editorials To recognise an artist for the best set of bird illustrations. Amateur and professional artists are invited to submit four line-drawings (of precise specified dimensions) suitable for publication. The subjects should be birds recorded in the Western Pa...
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Monthly marathon

01 January 2001
Comments Other Bearing in mind some of the more extraordinar y guesses submitted for previous photographs in this Monthly Marathon series, such as a Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguinea that, to one contestant, looked like a Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata, it i...
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Recent reports

01 January 2001
Comments Recent Reports This summary of unchecked reports covers the period 13th November 2000 to 1st January 2001. American Wigeon Anas americana Males at Rogerstown (Co. Dublin) and North Slob (Co. Wexford), both remaining through November into December. Black Duck Anas rub...
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