December 1981 – vol. 74, issue 12, pp 513–515 Numbers of small birds are high in summer, but our knowledge of their activities is limited once territorial behaviour ceases and the young fledge. Flocking is well known, but it is not always apparent in woodland species until leaf fall, when mixed species flocks, usually dominated by tits Parus, become obvious. Edwards (1980) recorded an interesting observation of an August flock of about 80 pas... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.