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Bird of the Month - Kittiwake

Kittiwake. Photograph by Jill Pakenham
Rissa tridactyla
370 thousand Pairs (Summer)
28 years 6 months 5 days (Recorded in 1993)
Coastal cliffs, otherwise pelagic
Mainly marine invertebrates and fish
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Drawing on data from a number of schemes including the Breeding Bird Survey, Nest Record Scheme and Ringing Scheme, this annual report reveals which species are decreasing in numbers, which are booming and how breeding succes is changing over time.

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Skylark. Photograph by Jill Pakenham

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