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October itinerary: Redcar to Saltburn, North Yorkshire

The scenic coastline between Redcar and Saltburn extends for about 5.5 miles, and has habitats that include rocky and sandy foreshore, sand dunes, coastal fields and scrub, wooded valleys and open sea. The area between Redcar and Marske is known as

October itinerary: Cliffe Pools RSPB, Kent

Cliffe Pools is an extensive area of flooded clay pits and dredging pools, which encompasses a 230-ha RSPB reserve with saline lagoons and freshwater lakes, and a spacious car park but little infrastructure otherwise. There is plenty of dense

October itinerary: Covenham Reservoir, Lincs

This substantial coastal reservoir, five miles north of Louth, Lincolnshire, and six miles inland from Donna Nook LWT, has come onto national birders’ radars following a series of high-profile rarities, including American Black Tern in October 2011

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Posts: 2 0 can somebody identify this bird? was in our garden yesterday. thank you very much. (I'm new to this) location: Exmouth, devon, UK bird is about 25-30cm. tall

RE: identify this bird

Hi Lesley and welcome to the forum. Should there be a photo of your bird? If so, it's not displaying. If you're having problems uploading a photo, it might be best to email it to

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WATER RAIL .. SCULTHORPE MOOR .. 2009

Posted by KENNETH on 24 Oct 2014

WELCOME SWALLOW .. NEW ZEALAND .. 2004

Posted by KENNETH on 24 Oct 2014

WINCHAT .. MULL .. 2010

Posted by KENNETH on 24 Oct 2014

Latest News


More bad news for farmland birds

Posted: 25 Oct 2014
New figures published this week showed further declines in Britain's farmland bird species, as the RSPB called on DEFRA to make "every pound count".

UK-wide project to save Hen Harrier

Posted: 24 Oct 2014
A new EU-supported conservation initiative has been launched to protect Hen Harrier on both sides of the English-Scottish border.

Have your say in November's Birdwatch, out now!

Posted: 23 Oct 2014
The new issue of Birdwatch is on sale today, with a chance for you to decide the best events and people in birding this year by entering our new Birders' Choice Awards.


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Want to know what’s about? This map shows today's rare and scarce birds in Britain and Ireland; the larger the square, the rarer the species. First reports are shown in grey.

Click here or on the map to see a larger version showing today's sightings. For details of species and county, move your mouse over any square and check the pop-up 'tool-tip' (and/or, depending on the browser, the status bar at the bottom of your browser window). On the BirdGuides websiteBird News Extra subscribers can also see the site name, and can access further details by clicking on any square; they can also view BirdMaps from previous days.

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Minox BL 8x44 binocular

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2014


Win a Minox BL 8x44 binocular!



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