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American Wigeon

01 January 2003
Comments Main paper ABSTRACT The numbers of American Wigeons Anas americana recorded in Britain & Ireland have increased significantly since the establishment of BBRC in 1958, and records ceased to be considered by the Committee from 1st January 2002.The...
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Notes

01 January 2003
Comments Notes The European Honeybuzzard Pernis apivorus is regarded as a widespread and common breeding species throughout most of the temperate and boreal regions of Europe. Possible reasons for its scarcity in Britain include: a cool, wet climate; a lack of large ...
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Letters

01 January 2003
Comments Letters The `Dungeness petrel' (Brit. Birds 95: 156-165; 459-464) would surely have been astounded if it could have realised how much print would be generated by its decision, as it flew down the Channel on 4th January 1998, to keep to the right-hand shore rat...
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Request

01 January 2003
Comments Editorials Photographs for forthcoming papers in British Birds are required for the following subjects: holenesting ducks (especially Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata, Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula and Goosander Mergus merganser), f...
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News and Comment

01 January 2003
Comments News and comment There are ambitious plans to reintroduce the Great Bustard Otis tarda to Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in 2003. Young birds from Russia will be airlifted to the UK and reared in release pens adjacent to the Ministry of Defence's Salisbury Plain Training ...
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Announcements

01 January 2003
Comments Editorials Established in 1976, this competition seeks to recognise the best and/or the most scientifically interesting bird photograph. Up to three colour transparencies, each taken during 2002, may be submitted by each photographer. Preference is given to photo...
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Monthly marathon

01 January 2003
Comments Other Bird identification, just like certain modern technologies, has developed immensely in the last decade, and keeping up with either can often be a real struggle. Thankfully, thoughts of having to use new `fieldcraft' techniques such as scanning or resiz...
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Looking back

01 January 2003
Comments Other ON THE DECREASE OF BLACKGAME IN SCOTLAND.­ Miss L. J. Rintoul and Miss E. V. Baxter have collected a valuable series of comparative observations, derived from a large number of correspondents and published records, on this subject... From the reports ...
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