Monthly marathon

01 January 2001
Comments Other Bearing in mind some of the more extraordinar y guesses submitted for previous photographs in this Monthly Marathon series, such as a Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguinea that, to one contestant, looked like a Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata, it i...
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Mystery photographs

01 March 1986
Comments Main paper The combination of small size (evident from the relative proportions of the eye, head and bill), blackish cap and ear-spot, and small, all-dark bill on the left-hand gull in last month's photograph (plate 50, repeated here) should have pointe...
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Fifty years ago

01 June 1980
Comments Other 'ROOKS COLLECTING RUBBER OBJECTS. The Rooks (Corvus f. frugilegus) of Wanstead Park have a strange custom which may not have been brought before the notice of readers of British Birds. For more than twenty years they have been in the habit of collectin...
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