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01 October 2004
Comments News and comment This summary of unchecked reports covers mid August to mid September 2004. Canvasback Aythya valisineria Private site (Kent), 15th August. Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Chew Valley Lake (Somerset), 20th August to 1st September. Zino's/Fea's Petrel Pterod...
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News and Comment

01 October 2004
Comments News and comment The decline of the Corn Crake Crex crex is a familiar, if depressing, story. Mechanical mowing and the early harvesting of crops, before the end of the breeding season, have had a catastrophic effect on Corn Crakes in Britain and across much of western Eu...
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Conservation research news

01 October 2004
Comments News and comment One of the assumptions that scientists often make about territorial birds is that individuals will choose the best breeding sites available. Consequently, when populations are small, every individual occupies a high-quality site but, as populations grow, ...
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The Carl Zeiss Award 2004

01 October 2004
Comments Main paper One of the difficulties for the judging panel of the Carl Zeiss Award, for photographs of rarities assessed by the BBRC during the preceding year, is that we have to think of something new to say in our report each year. This year it was easy, in fact it ...
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AudouinÕs Gull: new to Britain

01 October 2004
Comments Main paper ABSTRACT A second-summer Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii was found at Dungeness, Kent, on 5th May 2003. It lingered in the area for the remainder of the day, commuting between the shore and nearby pools on the RSPB reserve. It was present again the followi...
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