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Monthly marathon

01 April 2004
Comments Other Monthly Marathon photo number 204 (Brit. Birds 97: plate 26, repeated here as plate 113) captures a scene all too often encountered, whether birding at home or abroad: a view from the rear of a streaky, brownish passerine perched on a fence before it v...
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Correction

01 April 2004
Comments Editorials The figures for the number of Marsh Harriers Circus aeruginosas breeding in the UK, published in the annual report of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel for 2001 (Ogilvie et al. 2003), considerably under-reported the numbers of pairs and young reared in Norfol...
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Reviews

01 April 2004
Comments Reviews THE BIRDS OF THE ISLES OF SCILLY By Peter Robinson. Christopher Helm, A&C Black, London, 2003. 608 pages; 60 colour plates; many blackand-white illustrations and figures. ISBN 0-7136-6037-6. Hardback, £45.00. This book is a thorough and up-todate su...
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Announcement

01 April 2004
Comments Editorials Subscribers tell us that they welcome the changes that have been made to BB in the last couple of years. This is reflected in the fact that the previous decline in number of subscribers has been halted. We want to do more, particularly in terms of expandi...
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Looking back

01 April 2004
Comments Other `Semi-palmated Sandpiper in Norfolk.­­ On July 19th, 1953, an unusual wader was observed on Arnold's Marsh, Cley, Norfolk, by P. R. Clarke, who pointed it out to P. D. Kirky, and R. A. Richardson. It was subsequently watched for some hours at a few ...
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Notes

01 April 2004
Comments Notes On 8th February 2003, while conducting Ocean Diver training at Horsea Island Lake, in the northeastern corner of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, I noticed some interesting behaviour by two Little Grebes Tachybaptus ruficollis. These two birds were followin...
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News and Comment

01 April 2004
Comments News and comment The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has launched a high-profile public campaign to protect the Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus. This is the first-ever national campaign to raise public awareness of a specific wildlife crime ­ an acknowledgment t...
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Looking back

01 April 2004
Comments Other `TURTLE-DOVE BREEDING IN W. MERIONETH. S INCE publishing my Vert. Fauna N. Wales, I have obtained evidence that ­ as I then foretold ­ the Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia t. turtur) is gradually extending its range westwards. Still, all records up to 1928...
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Conservation research news

01 April 2004
Comments News and comment Increasing populations of Red Kite Milvus milvus, Corn Crake Crex crex and Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus within the United Kingdom are rightly seen as conservation success stories, but unfortunately other species are not faring so well. Declining farmland ...
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Looking back

01 April 2004
Comments Other `GARGANEY IN SUSSEX IN WINTER. WHILE on the shore at Glyne Gap, between Bexhill and West St. Leonards, on February 3rd, 1929, a friend of mine, Mr. Barlow, found the remains of a small duck that had been badly mauled by Gulls, and the wing of a second. On...
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