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SEABIRDS

Long-billed Murrelet notes and links click here

GULLS, TERNS AND SKUAS

Mew Gull Identification by Peter Alfrey click here

ID of Adult Vega Gull: Field Observations from Japan by Chris Gibbins - click here

Hybrid Gulls Breeding in Belgium by Peter Adriaens - click here

A potential new bird species for Europe: Results of DNA analyses on two controversial skuas - click here

Ageing and Moult in Catharacta skuas by Votier, Bearhop, Furness, Newell & Harvey click here

Orange-billed Terns in Europe - Summer 2002 - photo gallery click here

Moult variation in Lesser Black-backed Gulls by Peter Adriaens click here

Thayer's Gull - good species or not? by Brian J Small and Martin Birch click here

Baltic and Heuglin's Gulls - Photo Essay by Chris Gibbins and Paul Baxter click here

• Black-tailed Gull - A Photo Essay by Paul Doherty click here

• Yellow-legged Gulls on the Canary Islands - photo essay by Brian J Small Click here

• Photo Essay - 1st-winter gulls in so. California, Alex Lees click here

• Thayer's Gull; a photo essay by John Idzikowski click here

• An odd Laughing Gull by Chris Wood click here

• California Gull and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher by Cin-Ty Lee click here

• Caspian Gull; a photo essay by Brian J Small click here

Identification of Juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls L. michahellis. By Brian J Small click here

A discussion of ageing of second- and third-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull By Brian J. Small click here

Caspian Gull in Suffolk, UK - Identification and Status by Brian J. Small click here

A photo discussion on a putative Heuglin's Gull L.heuglini in Norfolk, UK, July 2000. By Brian J. Small click here

WATERFOWL

The 'Swarkestone' Lesser Scaup - by Tony Davison and Brian J Small - click here

Discussion of vagrant Baikal Teal and ageing in UK by Brian J Small - click here

Separation of Ross's and Snow Goose by Bill Schmoker and Mike Freiberg - click here

SHOREBIRDS

Enigma of the San Pedro Dowitcher, March 2013 (Murcia, Spain) by Richard Howard click here

Malyasia's Mystery Plover by David Bakewell and Peter Kennerley click here

North American Peeps a new approach by Cameron Cox click here

New ID Notes of Dowitcher Bills by Pekka Sarvela click here

New Advances in the Field Identification of Dowitchers by Cin-Ty Lee click here

Slender-billed Curlew, Northumberland 1998 - statement from BBRC click here

• Dowitcher Identification by John Idzikowski click here

HERONS

Ageing Spoonbills by Alexander Hellquist click here

• Comparison of juvenile Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night Herons click here

PASSERINES

Subalpine Warbler Identification click here

Marmora's Warbler Identification click here

"Western" Willow Flycatcher by Mike Freiberg click here

Male Ehrenberg's Redstart by Brian J Small click here

Female Collared Flycatcher, Bryher, Scilly by Brian J Small click here

Iberian Chiffchaff in the UK by Brian J Small click here

Balearic Woodchat Shrike by Brian J Small click here

Possible Horned Lark on Isles of Scilly - click here

Isabelline Wheatear - Photo Spot by Brian J Small - click here

The 'Kelynack' Acro - some comments by Brian Small - click here

Temminck's Horned Lark - most southerly record ever? by Brian J Small click here

• Discussion on Short-toed Treecreepers Click here

• Identification of Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler by Brian J Small Click here

• The new taxonomy of the "Isabelline Shrike" complex by Brian J Small click here

• The Desert Lesser Whitethroat on Teeside; some notes by Brian J Small click here

• Male ficedula flycatcher identification click here

• A Mystery phylloscopus warbler from the UK by Dr Jane Turner click here

• Illustrated notes on the Identification of Siberian Blue Robin In-hand photos illustrate this article by Brian J Small click here

Balearic Woodchat Shrike by Brian J Small click here

Notes on Louisiana and Northern Waterthrushes. click here

Notes on the field identification, distribution, and vagrancy patterns of the Buff-bellied Pipit Complex (Anthus rubescens) in North America and Europe: By Cin-Ty Lee click here

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