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This Azorean Chaffinch of the subspecies <em>moreletti</em> is certainly distinctive, and a split is hinted at, though not confirmed in the new study. Photo: Froth82 (commons.wikimedia.org).

Atlantic Chaffinch subspecies to be split?

A new study recommends that several Atlantic subspecies of Chaffinch are revised with a view to a split.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine index v5.03 - Excel 2007

A fully downloadable and searchable Excel index of Birdwatch articles, photos, features and stories from 2001 up to the March 2015 issue. This version requires Excel 2007 and offers the best functionality.

Downloadable Birdwatch magazine main index v5.03 PDF - articles

A downloadable PDF index of Birdwatch articles, features and stories from 2001 up to the March 2015 issue.

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RE: Pigeon/dove with yellow legs

Good stuff, totally agree, thank you:) I think I thought the head just didn't look 'sporty' enough for a Kestral. I'd imagine its a juvenile.

RE: Pigeon/dove with yellow legs

Hi there. It looks like a male Kestrel to me. More info can be found by clicking here.

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Show off your latest sightings in the Birdwatch.co.uk photo gallery, simply register for a free account and you can start uploading your photos straight away. Here are a few of the latest gallery additions.

Harewood village 28th March Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 29 Mar 2015

Harewood village 28th March Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 29 Mar 2015

Harewood village 28th March Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 29 Mar 2015

Latest News


Birdwatch-BirdGuides team crowned Guardians of the Flyway

Posted: 01 Apr 2015
The Birdwatch-BirdGuides Roadrunners won the prestigious prize at this year’s Champions of the Flyway event, having raised a whopping £4,700!

Scottish National Marine Plan met with caution

Posted: 31 Mar 2015
Environmental organisations including RSPB Scotland have expressed reservations about Scotland’s new National Marine Plan.

RSPB shock at M4 relief road decision

Posted: 30 Mar 2015
RSPB Cymru has expressed its shock and disappointment at a court decision preventing Friends of the Earth Cymru challenging the building of a road through the Gwent Levels.


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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.

For more information on BirdGuides bird news services, see www.birdguides.com/services.

Competition

With Birdwatch.co.uk you can easily enter competitions featured in Birdwatch magazine. Just click here to check out the latest prizes and enter online.

Wildlife Trust Oregon 4 8x42 binoculars

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2015


Win one of six pairs of Wildlife Trust Oregon 4 8x42 binoculars worth £109 each!



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