DURING the autumn of 1953 a large passage migration of Little Stints (Calidris minutd), Curlew Sandpipers (C. testacea) and Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) occurred in Great Britain, the numbers at some localities being described as exceptional. In response to the appeal made in this journal (antea, vol. xlvi, pp. 457-458) a considerable number of records of these species were sent to the authors, and ...

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