Monthly Archives: May 2013

More on the Shetland diver

Many thanks to all those who have commented so far. Still in the process of checking out all the angles but an encouraging response so far. Keith Brockie posted an interesting comment earlier this morning: Are there any photos showing … Continue reading

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World’s Rarest Birds – Book review

The World’s Rarest Birds by  Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still, (2013) Princeton University Press ISBN 978-0-691-15596-8 Reviewed by Keith Clarkson, May 2013 on behalf of Birding Frontiers This remarkable book vividly depicts the 590 most threatened birds on … Continue reading

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Spurn Migration Festival – Press Release

First for Britain – Spurn to host first National Migration Festival 6th-8th September 2013  Bird Migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world and the Spurn Peninsula, on Yorkshire’s East Coast is arguably the best place in … Continue reading

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Pacific Diver in Shetland?

Grutness, 16th May 2013 by Roger Riddington and Paul Harvey A quick post from Shetland to get some feedback about an interesting diver seen earlier this evening. At about 7.30 I got a phone call from Paul Harvey, who’d just … Continue reading

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Grey-headed Wagtail ID

Necklaces on females by Sindre Molværsmyr and M.G.  It’s long been known that adult male Grey-headed Wagtails (thunbergi) can show variable dark feather across the yellow breast, on some creating something of a little necklaced effect. Females can too. Sindre reports on observations made on … Continue reading

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Blackthroat

By Terry The Black-throated Blue Robin (Blackthroat) was, until very recently, an almost mythical bird.  Known only from the odd scattered record in the Chinese Provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu, with presumed wintering records in southern China and Thailand, … Continue reading

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White-billed Diver discovery

White-billed Divers off Portsoy, North-east Scotland: discovering a new birding spectacle Paul Baxter, Chris Gibbins and Hywel Maggs In April 2011 Peter Osborn contacted HM to say that he has seen what he thought could have been a White-billed Diver … Continue reading

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