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Seventy-five years ago

01 September 2006
Comments Other EARLY NESTING OF RED-BACKED SHRIKE IN KENT. I OBSERVE that in [Brit. Birds] Vol. 20, p. 150, May 11th is mentioned as the earliest recorded date for a complete clutch of the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius c. collurio). It is therefore of interest that I per...
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BBRC seeks two new members

01 September 2006
Comments News and comment BBRC is seeking to recruit two new members to join the Committee, to replace Paul Harvey and John Martin who are retiring after many years of outstanding service. The criteria for nominations remain unchanged from previous years, and include:· a widel...
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Letters

01 September 2006
Comments Letters I refer to the very real concerns regarding food supplies of carrion-feeding birds of prey within the European Union expressed, with regard to Spain in particular, by Jeanette and Jeremy Brock (Brit. Birds 99: 374­375). In fact, the dumping of carcase...
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Conservation research news

01 September 2006
Comments News and comment Some species are more vulnerable to predation than others and similarly, within a given species, one sex may be more vulnerable to predation than the other. Males may be more vulnerable than females, for example, because of behaviours related to attrac...
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Notes

01 September 2006
Comments Notes All Notes submitted to British Birds are subject to independent review, either by the Notes Panel or by the BB Editorial Board.Those considered appropriate for BB will be published either here or on our website (www.britishbirds.co.uk) subject to the a...
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Reviews

01 September 2006
Comments Reviews WADERS OF EUROPE, ASIA AND NORTH AMERICA By Stephen Message and Don Taylor. Christopher Helm, A&C Black, London, 2005. 224 pages; 80 colour plates. ISBN 0-7136-5290-X. Paperback, £24.99. As a passionate shorebird enthusiast I always welcome a new ...
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News and Comment

01 September 2006
Comments News and comment England's new conservation agency has been hit by hefty Government spending cuts even before it starts work on 1st October. The cutbacks are so severe that the Chairman of Natural England, Sir Martin Doughty, has reportedly complained to the Environmen...
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