Reviews

01 June 1953
Comments Reviews The Pocket Guide to British Birds. By R. S. R. Fitter. Illustrated by R. A. Richardson, xvi and 240 pages, 1/2 plates (64 in colour). (Collins, 1952). ais. This is a disappointing book. It is original and ambitious, and a first impression is that there is...
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Letters

01 March 1948
Comments Letters SIRS,--In Vol. xl, p. 245, you say t h a t the taking of food from the water b y Carrion Crows (Corvus c. corone) has apparently not been "previously recorded in our ornithological literature." I have recently had occasion t o search t h e literature for ...
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Letters

01 February 1948
Comments Letters S I R S , -- I t seems a n opportune moment for making a plea t h a t t h e scope of the British Trust Ringing Scheme should be widened by making rings available for use outside t h e British Islands. While we fully appreciate the organizational a n d sup...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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