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Dan at Hemel Nature
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Birder, Naturalist, Photographer, Outdoor Enthusiast, Mountain Biker. Add the HEMEL BIRDING Google+ Page to your Circles.
Birder, Naturalist, Photographer, Outdoor Enthusiast, Mountain Biker. Add the HEMEL BIRDING Google+ Page to your Circles.

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Show your support for stricter laws against bird crimes to help save birds from illegal killing, poaching, persecution, trapping, hunting & egg collecting.

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The Best British Birding & Birds of Britain Blogs
We are putting together a collection of the best blogs about birds in Britain, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, & British, Irish, Scottish & Welsh birding. You can read about UK & Eire birdwatching, sightings, photography, ringing, tracking & migration, & see liv...

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Irish Little Egret turns up Iceland! (BirdWatch Ireland)
The recently-published  Bird Atlas 2007–11  has highlighted some very significant patterns and shifting trends in our bird populations over the past 20 years.  For all too many species these findings reveal declines and range contractions; however there are...

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Summer Yellow-legged Gulls (BirdGuides)
It's unbelievable to think that, just a couple of decades ago,  Yellow-legged Gull  ( Larus michahellis ) was, for many, an irrelevant yellow-legged 'form' of our familiar  Herring Gull  encountered only while on holiday in the Mediterranean. Following its ...

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New Rural Development Plan offers a lifeline for Irish farmland birds (BirdWatch Ireland / BirdGuides)
BirdWatch Ireland has warmly welcomed the recent announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney that farmers undertaking actions to conserve critically-threatened farmland birds will get priority access to substantial funding within...

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RSPB: Bowland hen harrier chicks tagged
Juvenile Hen Harrier by Jude Lane Hen harrier chicks have been fitted with high-tech satellite tags as part of a new RSPB initiative to help conserve England’s most threatened bird of prey. The chicks, which are approximately four weeks old, are currently b...

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BTO: Spring conditions in the Mediterranean affect migrants breeding in the UK
Wood Warbler (BTO) Migrant birds are likely to be particularly vulnerable to climate change because they can be affected by changing conditions on the breeding grounds, wintering grounds or passage areas in between. Many  long distance migrants that breed i...

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BirdGuides: High neonicotinoid concentrations responsible for bird declines
Following the recent revelation in a review of systematic pesticides that neonicotinoids are  causing significant damage to invertebrate species and their populations  a new study, published in the science journal Nature  has revealed that the pesticides ar...

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CABS: Bird slaughter in the Near East - documentation of poaching in the Lebanon
Trophy exhibition on Facebook This Lebanese poacher proudly displays a shot White Stork A freshly-shot, still living Short-toed Eagle is proudly presented as a trophy. Armed men pose with freshly killed cranes and pelicans. Another hunter holding a dead Les...
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