Letters

01 August 1952
Comments Letters SIRS,--The Ibis for April 1953 will include a group of papers on Visible Migration (particularly in passerine birds) as observed in various countries. The newly-formed Sub-committee on Visible Migration of the British Trust for Ornithology (see below) fee...
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Letters

01 May 1952
Comments Letters --The increasing use of various types of colour-marking for the field recognition of birds must lead to confusion between individual experiments unless an authoritative central register can be compiled. The Scientific Advisory Committee of the British Tru...
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Letters

01 June 1951
Comments Letters SIRS,--The Council of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club have pleasure in intimating that a "Rare Birds' Protection" Committee has been formed to work in close conjunction with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and the following have kindly co...
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Notes

01 January 1947
Comments Notes As INSTANCES of "injury-feigning" on the part of the Meadow-Pipit (Anthus pratensis) are rare the following may be worth recording. On June 15th, 1946, in Co. Kerry, I disturbed a Meadow-Pipit from its nest, which contained five eggs. The bird flew a dis...
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Notes

01 December 1946
Comments Notes ON April 26th, 1946, I found near Portchester, Hants., the nest of a Magpie (Pica p. pica) containing eleven eggs, all very round in shape and smaller than usual. Only one hen was observed at the nest, which is in a hawthorn and has been used for years ;...
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Notes

01 November 1946
Comments Notes RAVEN NESTING IN A ROOKERY, ON March loth, 1946, I flushed a Raven (Corvus c. cor ax) from a nest at the top of a tall pine in a conifer wood about five miles from Cardiff. In view of previous records of this species nesting in rookeries (antea, Vol. xxx...
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Notes

01 July 1941
Comments Notes ON May 18th, 1924, my father and I found the nest of a Siskin (Carduelis spinus) at Acharacle, Argyll. It was about twenty feet up on the spreading bough of an exotic fir (species not recorded) in a large garden. When my father climbed to it, both birds ...
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Notes

01 February 1941
Comments Notes THESE notes cover the periods between May and September, 1939, and May to July, 1940, and are in continuation of those published in Vol. XXXII, pp. 366-8. BRITISH GOLDFINCH (Carduelisc. britannica).--It is pleasing to be able to record the continued incr...
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Notes

01 September 1940
Comments Notes EARLY in May, 1940, a pair of Crossbills (Loxia c. curvirostra) were seen about a garden near Woking and on the n t h both male and female were watched feeding a recently fledged brood, which was later found to number five young. On the 13th the male bro...
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