Notes

01 September 1971
Comments Notes Moorhen walking underwater.--In view of the controversy mentioned in a footnote in The Handbook (5: 198-199) and the various records of Moorhens Gallinula chloropus submerging or swimming underwater which have been published in British Birds since that ti...
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Notes

01 December 1965
Comments Notes The feeding range of Shags.--Feeding movements by sea-birds are difficult to measure as they often take the form of a seaward or coast wise spread. Occasionally, however, when the feeding area is separated from the roost by obviously unsuitable water, def...
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Notes

01 September 1958
Comments Notes Little Shearwater in Cheshire.--On ioth May 1958 a living bird was picked up by school-children in a field near Stockport, Cheshire, and eventually came into the hands of one of us (C.G.B.) from Inspector Brooks of the R . S . P . C . A . The bird was not...
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Notes

01 February 1958
Comments Notes Leach's Petrels in Shetland.--On 6th August 1957, Leach's Petrels (Oceanodroma leucorrhoa) were located over the boulderstrewn slopes of The Noup, Foula, Shetland. One was caught and at the same time two others could be heard calling- in flight. One was a...
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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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Letters

01 December 1956
Comments Letters I N T E R P R E T A T I O N O F V A R I A T I O N AMONG T H E YELLOW WAGTAILS S I R S , -- May I ask a little of your space in which to comment on some points in Dr. Mayr's summing-up (antea, pp. 115-119) of our present state of knowledge of the Yellow Wa...
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Reviews

01 January 1956
Comments Reviews By D . A. BANNERMAN and G. E. LODGE. (Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1955). V O L . I V . 259 p a g e s ; 29 plates. 45s. T H E present volume is a worthy successor to the preceding ones, but again whets the appetite for those which are to come. It covers t...
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Notes

01 December 1955
Comments Notes Peregrines rearing young Kestrels.--On n t h April 1963 W. N. Charles and I flushed a Peregrine {Fako peregrinus) from its eyrie in an old Raven (Corvus corax) nest in the Dumfriesshire hills. There were four eggs, one of which we took (under licence) for...
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Notes

01 December 1955
Comments Notes Goshawk in Middlesex.--On the afternoon of 20th March 1955 B. P . Pickess, I. G. and K. Johnson and I were standing beside the River Colne at Harefield Moor in Middlesex, when a raptor was seen approaching at a height of 200-250 ft. from the Buckinghamshi...
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