Notes

01 January 1950
Comments Notes IT is well-known that a great many species of birds make use of old nests of the Magpie (Pica pica). I have several times seen examples of Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) doing so. In 1949, for the first time, I have had an example of Rooks (C. frugilegus)...
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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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01 January 1948
Comments Notes WITH reference to my note (antea, Vol. xl, p. 209) concerning the large gathering of Ravens (Corvus c. corax) in Carmarthenshire in March, 1946, I was interested to read Mr. Cadman's note which immediately followed my own. In reply to Mr. Cadman's query ...
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01 October 1947
Comments Notes ON June 22nd, 1947, in a wood just outside Calais, I had a good view of a male Golden Oriole (Oriolus 0. oriolus), sitting in sunlight on a bare twig of a lombardy poplar, about 30 feet from the ground. It called continuously for about eight minutes. The...
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01 September 1947
Comments Notes ON April 22nd, 1947, near Muthill, Perthshire, I caught a glimpse, from a car, of a commotion in some rough grassland near the edge of a wood. I stopped the car and my wife and I then saw that a pair of Carrion Crows (Corvus c. corone) was attacking some...
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01 February 1947
Comments Notes ON April ioth, 1946, at Englefield Green, Surrey, I watched a Starling (Sturnus v. vulgaris) singing on the ground, everywhere following another which, completely ignoring him, was busily engaged in feeding. Each time the feeding bird stopped, the singer...
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