ON April 26th, 1946, I found near Portchester, Hants., the nest of a Magpie (Pica p. pica) containing eleven eggs, all very round in shape and smaller than usual. Only one hen was observed at the nest, which is in a hawthorn and has been used for years ; it is now a huge structure. H. E. WOODS. "ANTING" OF STARLING. WITH reference to the notes on this subject (antea, pp. 84, 212); on July 23rd, 194...

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