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Win a Book From Across the Pond – The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland

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Welcome to day six of the “ Crossley Britain and Ireland Blog Tour ,” otherwise known as the American stop. The latest offering, The Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland , has been released and you probably want a copy. Getting to know the birds of Britain and Ireland is something that both Mike and I aspire to.

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Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland–A Book Review

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It also makes it a little intimidating to be doing a review of Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland. The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland (PUP, 2014) covers 314 birds that reside in or migrate regularly through England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and a few rare birds. 560pages, 6.3

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Sneak Peaks at Crossley ID Guide for UK and Ireland

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Richard Crossley has posed a couple of plates from his forthcoming UK and Ireland Crossley ID Guide on The Crossley ID Guide Facebook page. Check ‘em out !

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Lots of Birds Being Killed in Ireland and the UK

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It's just weird how many birds are being killed in England, Scotland and Ireland. A horrific total of 6 eagles, 10 buzzards, 3 red kites, a Peregrine falcon and a sparrowhawk have all been poisoned in recent weeks across Ireland, England and Scotland. Tags: wildlife crime UK Ireland.

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Another Bird Surprise for Costa Rica- Buff-collared Nightjar!

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A bit larger than the Netherlands but with less land than Latvia and Ireland, in terms of territory, we rank 126. As far as countries go, Costa Rica is at the smaller end of the spectrum. With good reason, lots of birders visit Costa Rica and we also have a good sized local birding community.

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Painted Ladies

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These individuals were seen during a cliff walk in Northern Ireland during August. My cliff walk took me up the Red Trail from the Giant’s Causeway (an outcrop of hexagonal, basaltic columns on the north coast of Northern Ireland). This year is an irruption year with Painted Ladies showing up in abundance.

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What the rings reveal

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Most of the Icelandic population winters in the British isles The sightings stopped, but then on 18 February 2019 EY70 137 was observed on Lady’s Island Lake, Wexford, Ireland. Did it then move on to Ireland? Was this where it spent its winters? It seems highly likely that it was.

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