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BOU News

01 March 2005
Comments Main paper Should birders and naturalists care about climate change? Here are a few key facts: shifting both eastwards along the winter isotherms and northwards towards their breeding grounds. These changes mean that some sites designated as being important for w...
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Letters

01 March 2005
Comments Letters Recent letters to British Birds question whether there has, in fact, been a real increase in breeding Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus in Britain (Wiseman 2004), and suggest that the present population is `not certainly more than 30-50 pairs' (Mummery et...
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Notes

01 March 2005
Comments Notes Little Grebe swallowing small mammal Cream-coloured Courser showing feeding attachement to desert road Exceptional numbers of Oriental Plovers in southern Siberia in 2003 Ruffs feeding on contents of Giraffe's stomach Ta...
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Reviews

01 March 2005
Comments Reviews WOODPECKERS OF EUROPE: A STUDY OF THE EUROPEAN PICIDAE By Gerard Gorman, illustrated by Szabolcs Kókay. Bruce Coleman Ltd, Chalfont St Peter, 2004. 192 pages, 10 colour plates, numerous line-drawings, colour distribution maps. ISBN 1-872842-05-4. Ha...
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News and Comment

01 March 2005
Comments News and comment BirdLife International has asked the British Birdwatching Fair (www.birdfair. org.uk) to support arguably the most contentious project in the fair's 17-year history: funding the establishment of a national park in Myanmar (Burma). N&c understands t...
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Monthly marathon

01 March 2005
Comments Other When asked by another SUNBIRD leader if I would prepare his next Monthly Marathon solution, owing to his busy tour schedule, my first reaction was `not a problem'. My second reaction, on seeing the photograph, was `me and my big mouth!' The bird in Mon...
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