Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sounds like one!

Martin has asked me to post this on his behalf; he has limited internet access over the next few days but will follow up on any comments etc when he is able to! Sounds like a Two-barred Crossbill…. A crossbill sp. I … Continue reading

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On your belly!

by Yoav Well how does that work as a pick-up line?  That was more or less the first sentence I said to MG when we first met in Israel in March. He joined a night tour I led to the … Continue reading

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Fea´s Petrel off NW Spain

The first Fea´s/Zino´s identified to species level in Iberian waters by Dani López-Velasco The number of Fea´s / Zino´s Petrels recorded off NW Spain has increased dramatically over the last couple of years. Numbers peaked last year (2011), when local … Continue reading

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Resplendent Quetzals…

The jewel in the cloud-forests of central America.. By Sam I never tired of waking up to the peculiar sound of comfortably one of the most striking and beautiful creatures I have ever seen. Many times in the pre-dawn gloom in … Continue reading

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Best Birdwatching Sites: North- East England

Book Review by John Hague Best Birdwatching Sites – North East England Brian Unwin Buckingham Press ISBN 0956987621 £17.95    Another in the excellent series by Buckingham Press covers 48 sites (seven in Cleveland, 20 in Co Durham and 21 … Continue reading

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Influx of Greenish Warblers?

by Jochen It has been an excellent spring for Greenish Warblers in Germany with several breeding records and stragglers far away from the more regular sites. Late August is the best time in autumn for this species on Helgoland, as … Continue reading

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First Lapland Bunting

In U.K. this autumn by Martin Not like it’s really rare or anything, but I enjoyed it! Having been inspired (yet again) by a long conversation with Magnus R. at the Birdfair I gave myself a week to improve my sound recording (= do more).  Opened my nocturnal effort with Tree Pipit … Continue reading

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