RAYMOND PHILIPSON'S paper on Rooks and their roosts in South Northumberland (antea, p. 66) prompts me to forward some notes I made in the same area nearly thirty years ago. From 1904 to 1906 I lived on the west side of Newcastle. Rooks were notable birds there, and interest in them led me to attempt a survey. My opportunities were not very great. They consisted of odd moments during the day for lo...

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