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Looking back

01 January 2004
Comments Other `An unrecorded occurrence of a probable Redflanked Bluetail in Lincolnshire.­­The extract quoted below is from page 82 of the typescript of an as yet unpublished book by the late G. H. Caton Haigh entitled "Birds of a Lincolnshire Parish being A List...
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Birdwatching from cargo ships

01 January 2004
Comments Main paper Palliser Bay in Fremantle, Western Australia, October 2001.This ship is a standard type for a larger container ship, with cargo carried fore and aft, and no cranes. Note the Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus in the foreground. David K. Ballan...
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Announcement

01 January 2004
Comments Editorials Established in 1976, this competition seeks to recognise the best and/or the most scientifically interesting bird photograph. Preference is given to photographs taken in the Western Palearctic (Europe, North Africa and the Middle East), but those of sp...
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Letters

01 January 2004
Comments Letters Following the publication of Bill Bourne's letter on the subject (Brit. Birds 96: 260), I would like to clarify some points regarding the development of a military radar station in Madeira. The Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA), togeth...
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Notes

01 January 2004
Comments Notes At about midday on 28th December 2002, I was walking along a track on Barden Moor in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. Quite suddenly, a Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus, which had been calling from nearby heather Calluna/Erica, appeared in the open just 10 m awa...
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Reviews

01 January 2004
Comments Reviews THE RED CANARY: THE STORY OF THE FIRST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMAL By Tim Birkhead. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2003. 284 pages; eight colour plates. ISBN 0-297-82996-3. Hardback, £16.99.  ...
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News and Comment

01 January 2004
Comments News and comment The bold plan to release Red Kites Milvus milvus on the fringe of urban Tyneside (see Brit. Birds 96: 409) has received a major cash injection with a grant of over £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This, the latest (and possibly the last)...
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Monthly marathon

01 January 2004
Comments Other A novice birdwatcher looking at Monthly Marathon photo number 201 (Brit. Birds 96: plate 245, repeated here as plate 25) might wonder if the bird depicted in the photograph is a wader, with the stripes on the mantle possibly suggesting a species of sni...
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