Notes

01 May 1963
Comments Notes FOE some years now I have been paying particular attention to the nestlings of common birds. It is of course now known to all ornithologists that the parents keep the nest clean (as a general rule) by carrying away the excrement, and often by swallowing ...
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Notes

01 July 1946
Comments Notes Ox February 22nd, 1946, I received word from David Reid that a pair of Ravens {Corvus c. corax) were building a nest in a small Ayrshire heronry. I visited the site two days later and the nest, which could be distinguished from the Herons' by the presenc...
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Birds of inner London

01 June 1946
Comments Main paper D U R I N G the year under review (1945), there has been one new record for Inner London, viz., t h e White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons), a flock of this species having been seen by Mrs. Rait Kerr crossing over Lords on February 17th. Mr. Holte Macpher...
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Notes

01 December 1942
Comments Notes a short visit to Lundy in September, 1942, we identified a Lapland Bunting {Cakarius lapponicus) on the high barren area at the north end of the island on September ioth. The species has not previously been met with on Lundy, nor in the county of Devon. ...
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Notes

01 August 1942
Comments Notes ON Aprü I9th, 1942 in a garden near Lancaster I saw Long-tailed Tits {Mgithalos c. rosaceus) taking feathers to a nest in a berberis bush. About May 4th they were carrying food to young and on a number of subsequent evenings I was able to watch them, ...
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Notes

01 August 1940
Comments Notes ON June 4th, 1940, on a common in Cheshire I found a nest of a Tree-Pipit (Anthus t. trivialis) with recently hatched young. The parent bird sat very close after going down with food, whilst I was searching for the nest; when it left the nest it fluttere...
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Notes

01 October 1939
Comments Notes FOR some years a pair of Grey Wagtails (Motacilla c. cinerea) have nested in and round a house in Ireland choosing as sites the window ledges of upstairs windows or the thick stems of a Virginian creeper, the nest being either built along a branch or in ...
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Notes

01 September 1939
Comments Notes PROOF of the sex of the bird choosing the nesting-site is generally so difficult to obtain that it seems worth while to record some evidence in the case of a House-Sparrow (Passer d. domesticus) in my garden in the spring of 1939. Early in March I notice...
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Cliff-Breeding in the House-Martin

01 June 1939
Comments Main paper IN response to the editorial appeal (antea, Vol. XXXII, p, 118) for information on cliff-breeding in the House-Martin (Delichon u, urbica) a number of observers have sent in records. From these it is obvious that breeding under natural conditions is far m...
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