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 December 1964
Comments Letters SIRS,--While not seeking to prolong this correspondence unduly, for there is more than a grain of truth on either side, I feel that some reply is called for to Mr. Reginald Wagstaffe's letter (antea, pp. 319-320). May I point out at once that I do not dis...
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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 June 1948
Comments Notes As a member of the local fire brigade I was able to make some close observations on the behaviour of birds at a big oil-tank fire at Pembroke Dock in August and September, 1940. The fire blazed for many days and gave rise to intense heat and an immense c...
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Letters

01 April 1948
Comments Letters SIRS,--Messrs. Wagstaffe and Williamson's paper (antea, Vol. xl, p p . 322-325), on t h e cabinet colour changes in bird skins, will be read b y all workers in systematic ornithology with great interest. That these changes occur is of course well known, a...
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