IN 1945 the first recorded breeding of Marsh-Harriers (Circus ce. aruginosus) in recent years outside East Anglia took place in N. Wales, in which region the last known cases of nesting of this species were in Merionethshire in 1869 and 1877 (Forrest, 1907). The male bird was first seen by the writers in early July, when a brief view was obtained in the gathering dusk as it flew by, followed by se...

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