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Birdwatch

In the August 2011 Issue


Publish Date
28 Jul 2011

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Birdwatch August 2011


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Regulars


Better birding – See Red Grouse and make the most of Birdfair.
Where to watch birds – Sites in Cheshire, Highland, Cornwall and Essex.
Mark Cocker – Waxing lyrical on the meaning of beauty.
Steve Young – The power of digital – taking photos at a distance.
Letters and photos – A tip for remembering bird song.
Punkbirder – Are mammals better than birds?


Reviews


Products – Mike Alibone tests Eden’s Quality bins.
Book reviewsNorfolk Bird Atlas and more reviewed.


Features


Memories of a species protection warden – Saving Little Terns in Northumberland.
Malta’s secret shearwaters – Victor J Borg on efforts to protect the Yelkouan.
Stint identification part 2 – Temminck’s and Long-toed Stints and Least Sandpiper.
Lore unto itself – One man’s quest to see a Hoopoe.


Reports


Highlights – Scotland’s mega scoters and more.
Rarity report – A European Roller proved popular in Suffolk this month.
National notebook – Quail and kite influxes were notable.
Western Palearctic – Long-toed Stint is new for Germany.


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Features

August target bird: Red Grouse

Posted: 09 Aug 2013

The spectacular sound of summer on an upland heather moor is the call of Red Grouse and the whirring of wings as one flies away.



August ID tips: Phylloscopus warblers

Posted: 01 Aug 2012

At this time of year, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Wood Warbler juveniles will begin moulting into adult plumage, causing possible confusion between the species and between adults and youngsters within the species.



Procurators of the fiscal shrikes

Posted: 03 Aug 2011

Southern Africa's Common Fiscal is split in two, with revelations about its biogeography.




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