Letters

01 August 1977
Comments Letters Melanistic Grey Heron Bryan L. Sage (in litt.) has confirmed that, when making his recent comment (Brit. Birds 70: 76), he had overlooked my record of a melanistic Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Little Tring Reservoir, Tring, Hertfordshire, on 29th S...
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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 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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Reviews

01 November 1956
Comments Reviews By DAVID LACK (Methuen, London, 1956). 239 p a g e s ; 10 half-tone plates; 24 text illustrations. 21s. N O T the least striking feature of that astonishing building, the University Museum of Science at Oxford, is the tower; for behind the ventilator sha...
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Notes

01 September 1953
Comments Notes Nesting of Curlew on river shingle-beds.--Of late years Curlews (Numenius arquata) have been nesting in increasing numbers on inland pastures and meadows in Northumberland, whereas formerly they were birds of the moorlands, nesting on heather-clad hills ...
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Notes

01 July 1948
Comments Notes DURING the spring of 1947 I saw what certainly appeared to be bigamous behaviour by a male Rook (Corvus f. frugilegus) Unfortunately, the observations were rather disjointed, a continuous watch not being possible. On March 14th a well-advanced nest was s...
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Notes

01 April 1939
Comments Notes THE following few notes were made mostly during the summer of 1938, and are the result of short expeditions and visits to the two counties. CHOUGH (Pyrrhocorax p. pyrrhocorax).---It was pleasing to be able to count twenty-one together on the grassy slopes...
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Letters

01 January 1938
Comments Letters SIRS,---Miss Hibbert-Ware (Little Owl Inquiry, antea, pp. 215-216) prefaces her remarks on Little Owls 011 Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire, with the w o r d s : " T h e following incident seems, however, t o contradict these conclusions [that t h e Little ...
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