DURING the autumn of 1952, as noted previously (antea, vol. xlv, p. 432), a considerable passage of W o o d Sandpipers (Tringa glareola) was observed in many parts of Great Britain, particularly in the south-east. There is some evidence that the numbers of this species occurring on passage in Great Britain have been increasing, at least on an average, during the years 1950-54, but the numbers visi...

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