Autumn and winter influx of Rough-legged Buzzards.---Since October 1966 unusual numbers of Rough-legged Buzzards Buteo lagopus have been widely scattered in eastern and south-eastern counties with some also well inland and others as far west as Cornwall and Scilly. It is proposed to examine their numbers and distribution against a background of the species' breeding success and food supply in FennoScandia in 1966 and subsequent passage and winter records there and elsewhere in western Europe. Anyone who has seen Rough-legged Buzzards in the British Isles during the autumn and winter of 1966/67 is asked to contact R. E. Scott, Dungeness Bird Observatory, Romney Marsh, Kent. Details required include dates, localities and numbers of individuals with, if possible, any information on food or relevant behaviour. Unpublished records from the winters of 1956/57 onwards would also be useful as it is hoped to provide a ten-year standard for comparison. Birds of Flintshire.--The Flintshire Ornithological Society is currently compiling a check-list of the birds of Flintshire. Anyone with records for the county, particularly information on breeding status, is asked to contact C. Done, San Remo, Cefn Bychan Road, Pantymwyn, Mold, Flintshire. Original documents will be returned promptly on request.
Volume: 
Issue 3
Authors: 
Scott, R. E
Scott, R. E
Done, C
Scott, R. E
Done, C

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