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Looking back

01 April 2002
Comments Other [From Ornithological Report From Norfolk for 1926, by B. B. Riviere] `The event of most outstanding interest to Norfolk ornithology in the year 1926, and one which seems likely to have an important bearing upon its future, was undoubtedly the purchase ...
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The European Bird Report

01 April 2002
Comments Main paper ABSTRACT This biannual feature, started 25 years ago (see Brit. Birds 70: 218), provides the only reliable, continent-wide report on population trends and significant, nationally accepted records of rarities. Some of the highlights in thi...
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Notes

01 April 2002
Comments Notes On 25th May 1999, in open parkland at Oxenford Farm, near Elstead, Surrey, a Greylag Goose Anser anser was discovered nesting in a hollow branch in a large, dead oak Quercus tree (plate 104). As the nest hole was approximately 10 m from the ground, it ...
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Letters

01 April 2002
Comments Letters Having read the `Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2000' (Brit. Birds 94: 452-504), as well as several of the previous Reports, I feel that clarification is needed on the correct terminology to be used with regard to rare species the occurrence ...
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Looking back

01 April 2002
Comments Other Seventy-five years ago:  ‘GOOSANDERS IN SHROPSHIRE. ON Saturday, February 12th, 1927, I had brought to me for identifi- cation an adult male Goosander (Mergus merganser) which had been shot, out of a pair, on the Severn b...
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Obituaries

01 April 2002
Comments Obituaries Known to most of his friends as Bert, he was also Herbert to many, and H. E. Axell on more formal occasions. However you knew him, he was famous in birding circles for half a century, and something of a legend in his own lifetime. When he died, in Nove...
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News and Comment

01 April 2002
Comments News and comment It has been known for some time that local British populations of Yellow Wagtails Motacilla flava flavissima have been declining. Concerns have been expressed that these declines might be more widespread. Following discussions between birdwatchers and ...
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Reviews

01 April 2002
Comments Reviews THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO BIRD LIFE AND BEHAVIOUR: A COMPANION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN BIRD GUIDE Illustrated by David Sibley. Edited by Chris Elphick, John B. Dunning Jr & David Sibley. Christopher Helm, A & C Black, London, 2001. 587 pages. ISBN 0-71...
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Monthly marathon

01 April 2002
Comments Other As reported in the March issue (Brit. Birds 95: 150-151), the longrunning eleventh `Marathon' was eventually won by Peter Sunesen, and a new one has now started. In order to give as many new competitors as possible a chance to enter the twelfth `Marath...
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Recent BBRC decisions

01 April 2002
Comments BBRC News This regular listing of the most recent decisions by the British Birds Rarities Committee is not intended to be comprehensive or in any way to replace the annual `Report on rare birds in Great Britain'. The records listed are mostly those of the rarest...
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