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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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 April 1955
Comments Letters THE ABERDEENSHIRE RECORD OF A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW 5ms,--Commenting - on the four British-taken examples of the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) in their excellent and timely paper "American land-birds in western E u r o p e " (antea, pp....
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Notes

01 December 1953
Comments Notes Cley, Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. H. P . Medhurst and R.A.R. saw a very small tawny heron, little larger than a Moorhen (Gcdlinula chloropus), and with dark primaries and secondaries, rise out of a narrow belt of reeds beside the bank and fly lightly for a few ...
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Notes

01 November 1953
Comments Notes Effective distraction display by Mallard.--As only a few observations have been recorded indicating the effectiveness of distraction display by a parent bird in deflecting the attention of a potential predator from the young [Bird Display, pp. 104-105) t...
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Notes

01 July 1953
Comments Notes Birds with abnormal bills.--With reference to previous notes on this subject (antea, vol. xliv, pp. 60, 349-50; vol. xlv, p. 402), we have received several more records of bill deformities and the following are worth quoting :OYSTERCATCHER (Hcetnatopus os...
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Notes

01 June 1953
Comments Notes White-billed Diver in Yorkshire.--A White-billed Diver (Colymbus adamsii) was picked up in an exhausted condition near the mouth of Hedon Haven, Paull, E. Yorkshire, On February 18th, 1953. It was found by Messrs. Bunting- and Stathers of Paull and died ...
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