Letters

01 February 1968
Comments Letters Width of tail-band of immature Mediterranean Gulls Sirs,--As the plumage of immature Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus was described in some detail by P. J. Grant and R. E. Scott (Brit. Birds, 60: 365-368), it seems a pity that they did not mention...
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Requests for information

01 March 1967
Comments Editorials 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 a...
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Notes

01 January 1965
Comments Notes Methods of distinguishing first-year and adult Shelducks in the field.--The separation of first-year and adult Shelducks Tadorna tadorna in the field has long been very conjectural and there is still a tendency to describe almost any spring or summer floc...
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Notes

01 February 1962
Comments Notes British-ringed Manx Shearwater recovered in Australia,--The Bird Ringing Committee of the British Trust for Ornithology has received a letter dated 22nd November 1961, which reports that the feathers and bones of a sea-bird "black or dark on top with whit...
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Notes

01 January 1960
Comments Notes Wilson's Phalarope in Flintshire.--At 11.30 a.m. on 30th August 1959 I saw a phalarope on a small marsh pool in the upper reaches of the Dee estuary on the Flintshire side. It was at first wading deep in the water, but as it approached the edge of the poo...
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Notes

01 September 1959
Comments Notes with Mackerel shoals.--During- the months of July, August and September, Mackerel (Scomber scomber) habitually enter the Village Bay of Hirta, St, Kilda, in the late afternoon and evening. These shoals are often pursued by Grey Seals (Halichoerus gryphus)...
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Notes

01 March 1957
Comments Notes Ortolan Bunting in Middlesex. -- On the morning of 2nd September 1956, I was Walking along the northern bank of the River Brent where it flows into the Brent Reservoir, Middlesex, noting the many migrants which had arrived in the comparative calm after a ...
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Notes

01 November 1955
Comments Notes Pheasant nesting 35 feet above ground in same tree as Sparrowhawk.--On 6th May 1963, in company with Adam Gains, we flushed a hen Pheasant (Phasianus cokbicus) from the old nest of a Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) which had been built the previous year abo...
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