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 ...
Read More

Notes

01 January 1943
Comments Notes THE Handbook of British Birds states that on the continent Magpies may roost in hundreds, but I have not heard of a roost of any magnitude in this country. On March 30th, 1942 near Northallerton the chattering of Magpies (Pica p. pica) drew my attention ...
Read More

Notes

01 October 1940
Comments Notes DURING a visit to Aranmore in May, 1886, Mr. H. M. Wallis observed Tree-Sparrows (Passer montanus), probably only one pair, frequenting the roof of a cabin and the adjoining fields (Zoologist, 1886, p. 489, and Trans. Norfolk and Norwich Nat, Hist Soc, I...
Read More

Notes

01 May 1939
Comments Notes IN May, 1937, I watched a hen Blackbird (Turdus m. merula) at the weir at Cropston Reservoir, Leicestershire, catching what I took to be minnows, but they may have been sticklebacks. The fish had been stranded in small shallow pools and were swimming abo...
Read More

Notes

01 March 1938
Comments Notes I HAVE paid particular attention to the singing of Crossbills (Loxia c. curvirostra) for some years, on and off, and I find that the song can be divided into four main varieties. In attempting to describe these songs below, I use the two sound descriptio...
Read More

Notes

01 May 1933
Comments Notes As the Jackdaw (Colceusm. spermologus) is a bird not usually subject to variation, some notes on a local variety seen at Douglas may be of interest. These white-winged Jackdaws are best described as having on the outer primary a white spot or " mirror " e...
Read More

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now