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Seventy-five years ago

01 February 2006
Comments Other That the number of Great Crested Grebes (Podiceps c. cristatus) nesting in some parts of England is largely determined by the frequency of nesting sites of a certain type can, I think, be proved from the remarkable rapidity they show in coloni...
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Fifty years ago

01 February 2006
Comments Other By SETON GORDON, C. B. E. (Collins "New Naturalist", London, 1955). 246 pages, 17 photographs. 16s. `A MONOGRAPH on the Golden Eagle [Aquila chrysaetos] in Scotland is long overdue and who could have produced a better one than Seton Gordon? For half a ...
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Conservation research news

01 February 2006
Comments News and comment Several recent papers show that increasing sea surface temperatures (SST) in the North Atlantic are influencing seabird demography. Frederiksen et al. (2004) found that survival rates and productivity of Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla in southeas...
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Reviews

01 February 2006
Comments Reviews BIRDS NEW TO BRITAIN 1980­2004 By Adrian Pitches and Tim Cleeves. Poyser, London, 2005. 342 pages; many line-drawings, 72 colour photographs. ISBN 0-7136-7022-3. Hardback, £35.00. The ultimate goal in British birdfinding must be the discovery of a ...
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News and Comment

01 February 2006
Comments News and comment Climate change, mass extinction, seabird breeding failure: crucial research topics at three widely respected centres, all of which will be shut down to save just £1m a year. The closure of Monk's Wood in Cambridgeshire, Winfrith in Dorset and Banchory...
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Rarities Committee news

01 February 2006
Comments News and comment The BBRC is pleased to announce that Chris Bradshaw, from Kent, and Martin Garner, presently living in South Yorkshire, have been appointed as the next members of the Committee, with effect from 1st April 2006 (see Brit. Birds 98: 606). The vacancies a...
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Monthly marathon

01 February 2006
Comments Other Monthly Marathon photo number 217, reproduced here as plate 38, clearly shows a relatively small passerine with a finely streaked mantle. From first impressions alone we can rule out most families, based upon the combination of leg colour, heavy-lookin...
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