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Recent reports

01 September 2004
Comments News and comment This summary of unchecked reports covers mid July to mid August 2004. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Trimley Marshes (Suffolk), 13th-31st July. Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae Galley Head (Co. Cork), 27th July. Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Pentire Poi...
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Looking back

01 September 2004
Comments Other `LARDER OF RED-BACKED SHRIKE. A PAIR of Redbacked Shrikes (Lanius c. collurio) have for the third year in succession built a nest in the hedge of our small paddock of about two acres at Bourton-on-theWater, Gloucestershire. This year, however, has been th...
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News and Comment

01 September 2004
Comments News and comment It is now clear that the catastrophic breeding season for seabirds reported in last month's N&c (Brit. Birds 97: 425) has not been restricted to Shetland. Virtually the whole of the latest Shetland Bird Club newsletter is devoted to a series of deeply tro...
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Reviews

01 September 2004
Comments Reviews SEABIRDS: A NATURAL HISTORY By Anthony J. Gaston. T & A D Poyser, A&C Black, London, 2004. 222 pages; 16 pages of colour plates; maps, figures, tables, line-drawings, blackand-white photographs. ISBN 0-7136-6568-8. Hardback, £35.00. Seabird ecologis...
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Letters

01 September 2004
Comments Letters As a group, we have been observing and giving protection to Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus in the New Forest, Hampshire, for the past 50 years. Normally, we do not publish our findings, but in recent years there has been such wild speculation as to the nu...
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Notes

01 September 2004
Comments Notes During past Seabird Group/RSPB Beached Bird Surveys in the 1960s and 1970s (annual reports of which were published in Birds magazine), dead seabirds were usually commonest on British beaches in the late winter. There were few casualties at other seasons, ...
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Looking back

01 September 2004
Comments Other Yellow-browed Warbler on Great Saltee, Co. Wexford.­­On October 12th, 1953, a Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) was seen and trapped by John Weaving on Great Saltee, Co. Wexford. In the field the small size, prominent eyestripe and doub...
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Looking back

01 September 2004
Comments Other `Hobby in Essex in winter.­­A Hobby (Falco subbuteo), thought to be a female, was seen on several occasions between November 6th, 1953, and January 2nd, 1954, by Mr. B. Winchester at the Layer Breton end of Abberton Reservoir, Essex. On December 21s...
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