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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Spurn Migration Festival Focus on:

The Warren Less than 3 weeks from now the Migration Festival will be in full flow. One of the key places at Spurn (and there are several) will be ‘The Warren.’ Here’s a peek into the kind of activities that … Continue reading

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Identification of first cycle Cape Gull

Identification of first cycle Larus dominicanus vetula: The Cape Gull of Good Hope?  by Chris Gibbins The two Cape Gulls Larus dominicanus vetula recently found in Portugal (Birding World, 26(6), July 2013), along with the previous bird in Paris (Jiguet … Continue reading

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