Notes

13 March 2014
Comments Notes Two pairs of Kestrels nesting on one electricity pylon On 15 th April 1971, in an area of reinstated opencast land at Staveley, Derbyshire, loud trilling calls drew my attention to four Kestrels Falco tinnunculus on an electricity pylon. There were two ol...
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Reviews

13 March 2014
Comments Reviews Handbook of the Birds of Cyprus and Migrants of the Middle East. By David A. Bannerman and W. Mary Bannerman. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1971. 237 pages; 27 colour plates; one fold-out map. £3.00. A Check-list of the Birds of Cyprus. By P. F. Stewa...
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Letters

13 March 2014
Comments Letters Woodcock and thrushes breeding in open and Snipe a m o n g trees In view of recent notes on Woodcock Scolopax rusticola nesting away from trees (Brit. Birds, 64: 76; 65: 30-31), it may be worth recording that at dusk on 5 th July 1971, when I walked ac...
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Reviews

01 September 1985
Comments Reviews A Dictionary of Birds. Edited by Bruce Campbell and Elizabeth Lack. T. & A. D. Poyser, Calton, 1985. 670 pages; over 500 black-and-white plates, line-drawings and diagrams. £39.00.  The majority of books that one is asked to review one s...
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Reviews

01 December 1982
Comments Reviews The Garden Bird Book. Edited by David Glue. Macmillan, London, in association with the British Trust for Ornithology. 1982. 208 pages; 8 colour plates, numerous black-and-white photographs, and two-colour line drawings. £7.95. The introduction...
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Letters

01 August 1980
Comments Letters Importance of Ireland's Brent Geese In his account of 'Ireland's winter visitors and passage migrants', C. D. Hutchinson (Brit. Birds 73: 72-80) noted that the Brent Goose Branta bernicla is now the most numerous goose in Ireland and concluded ...
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Letters

01 February 1977
Comments Letters Photographic quality and usefulness While browsing through a dozen recent volumes of the Swedish journal Vår Fågelvårld, I was impressed by the high proportion of photographs depicting birds in flight, even though not all of them were of very good q...
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Notes

01 December 1976
Comments Notes Diving rates of Great Northern Diver An adult Great Northern Diver Gavia immer was present at Chew Valley Lake, Avon, in November 1974, when the following observations, mainly concerning the bird's diving behaviour, were made. Preliminary obser...
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