SIRS,--With reference to the discussion on the diving of . Scoters (Vol. X X I I I . , p p . 214, 378) m a y I contribute the following note : The Liverpool Bay Scoters are, a t times, driven b y stress of weather to take refuge behind the sandhills of the Lancashire coast. Here are found pools, locally " slacks," on which the Scoters rest. For some distance a yard-wide drain connects the slacks. On...

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