Letters

01 March 1979
Comments Letters Field identification of Snowy Egret. When discussing the problem of distinguishing the Snowy Egret Egretta thula from the Little Egret E. garzetta in the field, Stanley Cramp (Brit. Birds 70: 206-214) and I. J . Ferguson-Lees (in...
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Notes

01 December 1963
Comments Notes my last note on the recovery of Starlings marked at Bradfield, Berkshire (Brit. Birds, VI., p. 13), twenty-five captures have to be recorded. Only two of these occurred abroad, or indeed more than five miles from the place where they were ringed, viz. :-...
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Notes

01 November 1963
Comments Notes IT has long been known that, in the Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) the mandibles cross indifferently on either side in different individuals. Recently, however, for a special purpose, I desired to ascertain whether or not individuals having the man...
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Notes

01 August 1963
Comments Notes I WAS at Dungeness from October 20th to 23rd, 1913, and a great deal of migration was proceeding at the time, chiefly of flocks of finches and other birds flying south in the early morning. Between 12 noon and 1 p.m. on the 20th I saw a party of thirteen...
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Notes

01 May 1963
Comments Notes FOE some years now I have been paying particular attention to the nestlings of common birds. It is of course now known to all ornithologists that the parents keep the nest clean (as a general rule) by carrying away the excrement, and often by swallowing ...
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Notes

01 April 1963
Comments Notes W E have received a good many schedules relating to these two inquiries (see Vol. VI., pp. 296-311, and Vol. VII, pp. 4-6), but we sincerely hope that many more of our readers will send in particulars. This should now be done without delay, and if the fo...
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Notes

01 March 1963
Comments Notes IT is gratifying to see Mr. C. S. Meares's note on th Crossbill (Loxia c. curvirostra) breeding in Shropshire an Norfolk (British Birds, Vol. VI., p. 371), and to find that i has also bred in Surrey (Countryside, Vol. V., p. 387). Ther can be no doubt as...
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Notes

01 April 1962
Comments Notes Little Grebes attacking Moorhens.--With regard to the recent note by J. B. and S, Bottomley on Little Grebes {Podiceps ruficollis) attacking Coots (Fulica atra) and domestic ducks {Anas sp.) {Brit. Birds, 54: 427), it seems worth reporting that I saw seve...
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Notes

01 May 1959
Comments Notes a visit to North Rona, Scotland, on 3rd June 1958, I found a Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) incubating three eggs of the Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). T h e nest was that of the gull and was built among rocks on comparatively flat ground on the Fi...
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Notes

01 July 1957
Comments Notes 1956, a female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) wearing a British Museum ring (941642) was recaptured in the decoy a t Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. She was accompanied by four ducklings, estimated to be four or five days old. This female was marked at Slimbri...
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