Notes

01 April 1962
Comments Notes Little Grebes attacking Moorhens.--With regard to the recent note by J. B. and S, Bottomley on Little Grebes {Podiceps ruficollis) attacking Coots (Fulica atra) and domestic ducks {Anas sp.) {Brit. Birds, 54: 427), it seems worth reporting that I saw seve...
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Notes

01 April 1959
Comments Notes Miss Jennifer Bak and I were on board' the Marine Biological Association's ship " S a r s i a " off Plymouth, Devon, near the Eddystone lighthouse, and saw a large migratory movement of b i r d s : in 4J hours' observation we counted some 1,600, mostly sm...
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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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Collared Doves in Norfolk

01 June 1957
Comments Main paper (Plates I and 41-42) O N 3RD JULY 1956, M . J . S . was attracted by the unfamiliar trisyllabic cooing- of two doves, one of which was seen, in the trees of a large walled garden near the sea in north Norfolk. Later, on consulting published descriptions a...
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Notes

01 February 1957
Comments Notes Snipe with abnormal bill.--On 25Ü1 July 1956, at Crook, near Kendal, Westmorland, I took a photograph (see plate 16) of a female Snipe (Capella gallinago) with an up-curved bill. The bird was incubating four eggs in a grass tussock in low-lying, swampy...
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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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Reviews

01 December 1954
Comments Reviews The Birds of the British Isles. By D. A. Bannerman and G. E. Lodge. (Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1954). Vol. 3. 45s. THIS third volume completes the Passerines, covering the warblers, thrushes, chats, nightingales, Robin etc., wrens and swallows in the same...
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