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Saturday 24th June 2017

 
 
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RSPB Spoonbills breed in Yorkshire for the first time
One of Britain’s rarest breeding birds, Spoonbill, has continued to expand its breeding range after a pair nested for the first time in West Yorkshire at Fairburn Ings RSPB. Link read on
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BirdLife Pheasant wiped out by the Vietnam war to return?
The Vietnamese endemic gamebird Edwards's Pheasant is probably extinct in the wild, but the presence of large numbers in captivity has raised hopes of reintroduction. Link read on
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News Translocation project hopes to re-establish Ospreys in Poole Harbour
A new initiative aiming to see Osprey nesting again on the south coast has been given the go-ahead, with the first phase being the return of birds to Dorset. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
23/06 22:13 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
22/06 19:32 Lesser Grey Shrike IOW
22/06 18:42 King Eider Wexford
22/06 12:32 White-throated Needletail Outer Hebrides
22/06 11:43 Elegant Tern Dorset
21/06 20:18 Spotted Sandpiper Cumbria
21/06 20:09 Caspian Tern Lancs
21/06 15:40 Snowy Owl Orkney
21/06 10:43 Iberian Chiffchaff Cheshire
20/06 19:06 Caspian Tern Lancs
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 21st June 2017 Wednesday 21st June 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Pied Wagtail
Link Cley Marshes NWT, Norfolk
Rob Holmes, 17/06/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Yellow-rumped Warbler at Skokholm (Pembrokes)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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14–20 June
Skokholm's unexpected Yellow-rumped Warbler was the undoubted highlight of a sweltering week of midsummer heatwave.
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In partnership with Birdwatch magazine and specialist tour operators, we offer an exclusive programme of birding holidays.
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Recent articles...
Review The Birds of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands 2014
ThumbnailSteve Holliday discovers a huge amount of information packed into the pages of the latest annual bird report from the West Midland Bird Club. Link read on
Afghan wetland to become protected area for migratory birds
ThumbnailRare marshland in the war-torn city of Kabul is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency. Link read on
 
Research Global warming risk for wildlife in prime habitats
ThumbnailAnimals living in areas that are ideally suited to their species’ needs have less chance of coping with climate change, new research suggests. Link read on
More articles...
Link WWT 'Headstarted' wader chicks released in the Fens in British first
Link RSPB Seabird danger from overfishing in post-Brexit seas
Link Hen Harrier Day events will raise awareness of species' plight
Link BirdLife Database takes record-breaking 10 million seabird tracking points
Link Rarity finders Elegant Tern in Hampshire

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