THE recent note about Blackbirds (Turius m. merula) feeding on small fish (antea, Vol. XXXII, p. 397) recalls to me that six or seven years ago I watched a pair take repeatedly small tadpoles from a shallow bay of the Little Exe, above Dulverton. Both birds caught the tadpoles, as I witnessed on at least three separate days when I was fishing there. They took the tadpoles in mouthfuls to their hal...

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