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Wednesday 26th April 2017

 
 
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Rarity finders Hermit Thrush on Noss
Craig Nisbet, Reserve Warden at Scottish Natural Heritage, clapped his hands in a Shetland island geo and flushed a mega Yank thrush, which fortunately stayed for others to see. Link read on
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RSPB RSPB Scotland voices concerns over Highland housing development
The wildlife charity has asked for reassurance that new housing won’t negatively impact on the Cairngorms population of Capercaillie. Link read on
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Rarity finders American Herring Gull in Suffolk
Pete Wilson's diversion via a local Suffolk pig farm paid off when a rare Nearctic gull emerged from the throng. Link read on
 
This week at a glance...
Latest rarities
25/04 22:30 Savi's Warbler Norfolk
25/04 22:16 Two-barred Crossbill Somerset
25/04 16:25 Bonaparte's Gull Essex
25/04 15:58 Long-billed Dowitcher Orkney
25/04 15:54 Bonaparte's Gull Oxon
25/04 15:17 Little Bittern Scilly
25/04 10:35 Savi's Warbler Suffolk
25/04 08:51 Bonaparte's Gull Hants
24/04 13:41 Pied-billed Grebe Argyll
24/04 09:15 Black Duck Highland
Latest sightings Latest sightings
Latest Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday 19th April 2017 Wednesday 19th April 2017
Photo of the Week Rosette
Photo of the WeekLink Grey Heron
Link Battersea, London, Greater
Mark Woodhead, 17/04/17
Link Former Photos of the Week
Link Latest pictures
Bird of the Week
Link Two-barred Crossbill at Haddon Hill (Somerset)
Featured Site
Link St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
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12–18 April
This week had the air of the calm before the storm, as common and scarce spring migrants continued to arrive in number, but without a standout rarity to set the pulses racing.
Link read on
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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...
Massacre on Migration Chris Packham found not guilty after Malta trial
ThumbnailTV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham was arrested in Malta following an incident with suspected wildlife criminals, but protested his innocence and was acquitted of all charges. Link read on
Research Time-lapse Cameras Provide Insight into Penguin Winter Behaviour
ThumbnailA new study published in The Auk used a unique approach to gain new insights into Gentoo Penguins. Link read on
 
Six-year-old raises AU$1,000 for endangered Australian parrot
ThumbnailA six-year-old girl from Victoria, Australia, has raised more than AU$1,000 towards the conservation of the Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot. Link read on
More articles...
Link BTO Citizen Scientists Needed
Link Research Promiscuity slows down the evolution of new species
Link BTO Thrushes prosper in British gardens
Link RSPB Appeal for information after Red Kite found shot in Bedfordshire
Link Review Fair Isle Bird Observatory Report for 2015

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