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Rare Breeding Birds Panel - NOVEMBER 2018
NEW ANNUAL REPORT - AVAILABLE FROM 1ST NOVEMBER
The new report from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel, providing definitive details of all rare breeding birds in the UK in 2016, is published in the November 2018 issue of British Birds (see right).
We have written a blog summarising the findings of the report, posted on the RSPB website and available directly here. We would like to thank everyone who has helped us in that long process, especially the county recorders who worked hard to get data to us (listed here), and the birders who were out there finding and monitoring the birds.
Perhaps the most exciting event of the year was the confirmed breeding by a pair of Bluethroats in highland Scotland. At least one juvenile bird fledged, the photo (left) shows the male of the pair with the juvenile. We are very grateful to the finder, Robert Ince, for providing not only full details of this unusual occurrence but also an extensive range of photos and videos of the event. In partnership with British Birds we present two videos supplied by Robert here: (1) Singing male and (2) Male feeding the juvenile.
With the 2018 breeding season now behind us, we have also summarised some of the highlights of the year Latest news of rare breeding birds in the 2018 season.
You can buy a digital copy of the issue of British Birds containing the report for £4.99 via the Apple Appstore or Google Play: search for British Birds magazine. Alternatively, you can buy a paper copy (£7.50): from British Birds directly. Remember that you can browse all our previously published reports - including our most recent (covering 2015) and going right back to our first, 1973 - here.
We are now actvely collecting and processing all data for the 2017 season. If you saw any rare breeding birds in breeding habitat in 2017 or 2018, and especially if you were able to confirm breeding, please ensure that you submit the details to the relevant county bird recorder NOW.