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Letters

01 April 2003
Comments Letters Although I have given my views on this matter previously in this journal (Brit. Birds 93: 501504), I cannot, and believe I ought not, refrain from expressing my sorrow and complete disappointment with the attitude taken by the nine authors of the artic...
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Looking back

01 April 2003
Comments Other `WHITE-TAILED EAGLE IN BEDFORDSHIRE. ON February 20th, 1928, "a very large Hawk" was reported to me as having been seen in our park at Woburn for the first time. On the 22nd I had a very good view of it for myself, and it has been seen daily by other o...
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News and Comment

01 April 2003
Comments News and comment The wildlife minister, Elliott Morley, has confirmed that the Government intends to wipe out the British population of Ruddy Ducks Oxyura jamaicensis. This is the first attempt ever to eradicate an alien bird species from the UK and coincides ...
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Reviews

01 April 2003
Comments Reviews THE MIGRATION ATLAS: MOVEMENTS OF THE BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND Edited by Chris Wernham, Mike Toms, John Marchant, Jacquie Clark, Gavin Siriwardena & Stephen Baillie. T & A D Poyser, A&C Black, London, 2002. 884 pages; numerous figures, ...
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Announcements

01 April 2003
Comments Editorials Many reviews of county avifaunas are currently taking place, which involves examining records of rarities that occurred before 1950. Some of these records have been found wanting, and both BBRC and BOURC have, in some cases, been asked to help with the...
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Rarities Committee news

01 April 2003
Comments News and comment The nomination of a new southeast representative for BBRC, announced last September (Brit. Birds 95: 470), has encountered some difficulties. Following discussions among BBRC, the Kent Ornithological Society and Chris Bradshaw (the BBRC's nomination), ...
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Monthly marathon

01 April 2003
Comments Other Although different species of grass vary in size, the vegetation around the bird in photo number 195 (Brit. Birds 96: plate 28, repeated here as plate 149 is a pretty good indicator of scale and suggests that we are dealing with a small bird. The size ...
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