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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Letters

01 February 1961
Comments Letters The Len Howard Appeal Sirs--All readers of Miss Len Howard's books Birds as Individuals and Living with Birds have been distressed to learn that her life's work is threatened by building on the land next to her garden sanctuary. For twenty-one years Miss ...
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Watching migration by radar

01 August 1959
Comments Main paper So FAR AS I know, the first time that radar echoes were definitely identified as coming from birds was in the spring of 1940, when an experimental equipment on a wavelength of 50 cm. at Christchurch, Hampshire, detected gulls (Larus spp.) (Shire, 1958). U...
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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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Letters

01 August 1952
Comments Letters SIRS,--The Ibis for April 1953 will include a group of papers on Visible Migration (particularly in passerine birds) as observed in various countries. The newly-formed Sub-committee on Visible Migration of the British Trust for Ornithology (see below) fee...
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Visible migration at Land's End

01 March 1952
Comments Main paper THE study of visible migration, initiated by Eagle Clarke (1912), has received a new impetus in the last few years. In October, many Sky-Larks (Alauda arvensis), Chaffinches (Fringilla caslebs) and Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), with smaller numbers of oth...
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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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