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The month in focus – Mandarin Duck, Cirl Bunting ID and holiday tips.
Where to watch birds – Abberton, Porthgwarra, Mull and the Soar Valley.
Mark Avery – Governmental apathy about Hen Harriers.
Jonathan Lethbridge – Why and how birders keep lists.
Art and photography – The art of Hungarian Szabolcs Kókay and the rare bird photography of Scilly’s Bryan Thomas.
Letters and photos – Wildlife photographers and Pallid Swift ID.
Punkbirder – Punk’s not dead, it’s just gone twitching.
Products – Swarovski EL 8x32 and Eden HD 8x42 bins.
Book reviews – A comprehensive warning about climate change, and Cuckoos of the World.
Forest of flycatchers – One man’s lifelong study of Pied Flycatcher.
Climate change – Mark Avery wonders what birds we will lose.
Colombia – A cornucopia of avian wonders in the Andes.
Storm-petrels – Bob Flood shows how to identify these difficult small black-and-white pelagic seabirds..
Highlights – Cream-coloured Courser, Western Orphean Warbler and the ‘Flamborough fly’ DNA results.
Rarity report – European Rollers in East Yorkshire and more.
National notebook – Great Egret breeds for the first time in Britain.
Western Palearctic – Slaty-backed Gull and Tree Swallow in Iceland.
– Win a break in Scotland from Unique Cottages.
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