Reviews

01 September 1985
Comments Reviews A Dictionary of Birds. Edited by Bruce Campbell and Elizabeth Lack. T. & A. D. Poyser, Calton, 1985. 670 pages; over 500 black-and-white plates, line-drawings and diagrams. £39.00.  The majority of books that one is asked to review one s...
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Reviews

01 December 1982
Comments Reviews The Garden Bird Book. Edited by David Glue. Macmillan, London, in association with the British Trust for Ornithology. 1982. 208 pages; 8 colour plates, numerous black-and-white photographs, and two-colour line drawings. £7.95. The introduction...
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Letters

01 August 1980
Comments Letters Importance of Ireland's Brent Geese In his account of 'Ireland's winter visitors and passage migrants', C. D. Hutchinson (Brit. Birds 73: 72-80) noted that the Brent Goose Branta bernicla is now the most numerous goose in Ireland and concluded ...
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Letters

01 February 1977
Comments Letters Photographic quality and usefulness While browsing through a dozen recent volumes of the Swedish journal Vår Fågelvårld, I was impressed by the high proportion of photographs depicting birds in flight, even though not all of them were of very good q...
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Notes

01 April 1966
Comments Notes Weasel killing Kestrel.--I was interested in Mrs. Sybil Selwyn's observation of a Kestrel Falco tinnunculus which caught a Weasel Mustek nivalis and carried it up into the air, but then let it go {Brit. Birds, 59: 39). On Z7th December 1930 I was watching...
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Notes

01 January 1964
Comments Notes Fulmar incubating eggs of Herring Gull with its own.--On 27th May 1963 I was walking along a cliff top four miles south of Ballantrae, Ayrshire, when I surprised a Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis off its nest. As it flew, a brown egg rolled out and smashed on t...
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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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Letters

01 February 1962
Comments Letters What is a British bird ? Sirs,--The recent note and subsequent correspondence on the occurrence of a White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albkollis) in Hampshire {Brit. Birds, 54: 366-367 and 439-440) prompts once more the question: what is a British bird?...
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Notes

01 May 1960
Comments Notes Broken e g g s i n nests of Sparrowhawk.--I can add two records to Dr. D . A. Ratcliffe's list (Brit. Birds, 53: 128-129) of broken eggs of Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), one of them showing that the phenomenon goes back some time. On 7th June 1927, near...
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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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