Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Olinguito – Discovery of a New Species of Mammal

and my small part in the story by Steve Blain I know this isn’t ‘Mammal frontiers’ but I thought this would be of interest. Mark Gurney and I photographed this ‘Olingo’ while birding in the Tandayapa Valley in Ecuador in … Continue reading

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Juvenile Caspian Gull

Scary one- 25th August 2013 Steve Arlow sent these photos of a  juvenile Caspian Gull from last week in Essex, including shots of the distinctive long call posture. As Steve points out, this is still a rare plumage to see in the U.K. It’s … Continue reading

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Red-billed Tropicbird and friends

off Lanzarote by Martin I am away this week with friends. This is where I will be 🙂 Reporting when we get back. 2 days and 2 night at sea. Not been done before. A frontier birding experience all round! … Continue reading

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What They Are Saying…

About Britain’s First Migration Festival… As well as all the events already publicised HERE  there will also be: * an multi-artist exhibition in the old lighthouse (and a chance to go right up to the top!) * active radar station … Continue reading

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Rare Seabirds at Spurn

Long-tailed Skua, Sabine’s Gull and a breach  “Highlighting some of the excellent seabird passage that goes on each year in late August/early September- here’s a post from 2 years ago that gives a flavour in advance of the Migration festival … … Continue reading

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Spurn Migration Festival. Past Glories!

6th to 8th September over the years by Andy Roadhouse Here is a brief summary of the last 10 years on the dates of the migration festival. This will give you a feel for what has happened on these dates … Continue reading

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Spurn Migration Festival. Focus on:

Base Camp at Westmere Farm  Less than 3 weeks to go to the Spurn Migration Festival and we are delighted with progress. So for those already booked either with a day ticket (Saturday/ Sunday) or with a whole weekend ticket, … Continue reading

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