KILLING ON AGENDA

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Com­bat­ting Il­le­gal Bird Killing on the Ara­bian Penin­sula and Con­nect­ing Peo­ple through Bird Mi­gra­tion in Azer­bai­jan are two of the top­ics to be dis­cussed at the sum­mer meet­ing of the Or­nitho­log­i­cal So­ci­ety of the Mid­dle East, the Cau­ca­sus and Cen­tral Asia (OSME) on Satur­day, 2 July. The meet­ing will be held at BTO Head­quar­ters in Thet­ford. For more de­tails visit osme.org/ Grasshop­per War­bler, turn­ing it into a com­mer­cial cuppa makes just no sense at all. Stonker is an­other word that ir­ri­tates me no end… be­cause it is not a mea­sure of love­li­ness, but of rar­ity. I’ve twitched with the best of them, but noth­ing will lead me to spend hour upon hour watch­ing one LBJ sim­ply be­cause it had a bad sense of di­rec­tion or got caught out in a storm. I ap­pre­ci­ate the cryptic splen­dour of a com­mon pipit or wren no more or less than a rare one. Rar­ity does not ren­der any­thing more beau­ti­ful,

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