Report on the Birds of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and S. Staffordshire, 1936. Prepared under the direction of the Birmingham Bird Club. is. 6d. (H. G. Alexander, 144, Oak Tree Lane, Birmingham, 29.) T H I S , t h e third annual, Report is an advance on its predecessors, and has much matter of interest. I t contains an account of birds on Rotton Park Reservoir, migrant dates, special accounts for each county on the Grey Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll and Little Owl, lists (with a map) of movements of ringed birds t o and from the counties and a number of classified notes. There were no startling events to record during the year, b u t t h e Report shows t h a t much solid work was done. The classified list contains interesting items especially among the water birds--an Oystercatcher, a Bar-tailed Godwit, two Red-throated Divers, two Long-tailed Ducks, two Grey Lag-Geese and three Skuas (probably Pomatorhine) being among the more interesting species noted. Transactions of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society, 1935. T H E S E contain a few ornithological notes selected by G. C. S. Ingram and H. M. Salmon. Among these we note t h a t an Avocet, a very rare visitor to Glamorgan, was seen a t Aberthaw on April 28th, 1935, and a party of seven Black Grouse, which had become extinct in t h e county, was satisfactorily identified in t h e same year near Llangynwyd. Observations on Birds in the
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