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Notes

01 September 2002
Comments Notes The Pallid Swift Apus pallidus found moribund on North Ronaldsay, Orkney, on 26th October 1996 was the first Scottish record, and the ninth for Britain & Ireland since 1958 (Gray 1997, 1998; Rogers et al. 1997). Significantly, as a specime...
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Letters

01 September 2002
Comments Letters While it came as no great surprise to the observers of the `Dungeness petrel' (Brit. Birds 95: 156-165) that the record was rejected, this feeling merely reflects what we take to be a widespread view among observers: that the BBRC finds it very difficu...
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News and Comment

01 September 2002
Comments News and comment The BTO has launched a £100,000 appeal to `Save Our Sparrows'. If you had read that sentence 25 years ago, perhaps even ten years ago, you might have thought that this was the issue of British Birds scheduled to arrive on April 1st, not September 1st....
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BBRC seeks new member

01 September 2002
Comments News and comment Grahame Walbridge, currently the longest-serving member of BBRC, is due to retire on 1st April 2003 having served three years more than his allotted time. No one from southwest Britain was proposed in 2000 so Grahame agreed, in the short term, to stay ...
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Reviews

01 September 2002
Comments Reviews WHERE TO WATCH BIRDS: THAMES VALLEY & THE CHILTERNS By Brian Clews and Paul Todd. Third edition (previously published as Where to Watch Birds in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire). Christopher Helm, A & C B...
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Monthly marathon

01 September 2002
Comments Other There are probably few BB readers who did not immediately recognise the bird in photo number 188 (repeated here as plate 276) as a goose. Its apparent bulkiness quickly rules out any thoughts of a duck, while its short legs do not fit an ibis Threskior...
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