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2014 Bird and Natural History Review

2014 ReviewIf you are visiting Scilly, please pick up your copy from the October log commencing Sat 3rd. If you are on the Islands before that date you can pick up a copy from Lyonnesse House on The Strand. Otherwise copies will be posted out to paid up members in due course.

The review is also available direct from the Membership secretary for £15.00. Please email Carole Cilia at ISBGMembership@btinternet.com with your address details making all cheques payable to The Isles of Scilly Bird Group.

Flight behaviour of ‘black & white’ storm-petrels of the North Atlantic

Purpose This DVD is a companion to the article ‘Identification of ‘black-and-white’ storm-petrels of the North dvdcoverAtlantic’ by Robert L. Flood and Bryan Thomas in British Birds 100 July 2007: 407-442. The DVD concentrates on flight behaviour described in the article. It brings the storm-petrel species of concern into the living room facilitating learning about key features of flight behaviour for each species. It offers instructive viewing and good preparation prior to joining a pelagic trip in the Atlantic region. It also makes for pleasurable viewing to anyone with an interest in storm-petrels. No commentary.

Content This DVD comprises a series of clips of all six storm-petrel species taken at sea in the North and South Atlantic, the Antarctic, and off Australia. The DVD has a menu for choice of species to view. Image size of the storm-petrels in the clips varies from close to more distant with flight behaviour prioritised over and above structure and plumage (that are covered comprehensively in the article). The clips are amateur footage taken by ourselves but the quality overall is quite acceptable. Species covered most thoroughly are European, Wilson’s and Madeiran, with reasonable coverage of Black-bellied and White-bellied, whilst footage of Leach’s is the smallest amount in duration but still conveys a feel for the flight characteristics. Duration About 50 minutes.(only £6.99 inc P&P)

To buy send a cheque made out to ‘RRM Consultants’ and send to 14 Ennor Close, Old Town, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NL.

Rare Birds, Where and When: A New Book for your Shelf.

Rare Bird Books is the website of author and Yorkshire birder Russell Slack whose forthcoming book is due for release in January 2009:

“Rare Birds, Where and When: An analysis of status and distribution in Britain and Ireland. Volume 1: sandgrouse to New World orioles”. By Russell Slack with historical perspectives by Ian Wallace

This work is an essential reference for anyone seeking a book about the status, distribution and vagrancy patterns of rare species within the UK and Ireland, together with a comprehensive overview of Western Palearctic records. It pulls together the records for all species presently treated as ‘rarities’ by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) and the Irish Rare Birds Committee (IRBC).

This book is a must for anyone interested in Rare Birds. Pre-publication orders are being taken now via the website (Link HERE) Please quote the Isles of Scilly Bird Group Website when ordering.

Pocket Guide to Scilly Birds

A new guide focusing on the 100 most common species to be found on Scilly is now available. It’s in hardback, is in full colour, and features superb photographs mainly by Bryan Thomas, with others from Steve Young & George Reszeter. Priced at £7.99 it will be available for sale at the Log in October, or you can obtain a copy post free by sending a cheque for £7.99 made out to N and D Hudson, and send to them at  Carn Ithen, Trench Lane, Old Town, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PA  along with your address.