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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Fifty Years ago

01 November 1979
Comments Other From 'THE BEHAVIOUR OF STARLINGS IN WINTER' by V. C. Wynne-Edwards: 'It is recommended that no steps be taken to destroy Starlings wholesale by poison gas or other efficient means before their local economic status is properly examined . . Ow...
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Notes

01 April 1979
Comments Notes Little Grebe uo-ending and foot-paddling On 15th April 1977, at Corsham Lake, Wiltshire, I watched a Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis feeding in pools and channels formed when the lake was partly drained. In the deeper pools i...
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Notes

01 January 1977
Comments Notes Behaviour of Manx Shearwaters Previous letters on the behaviour of the Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus (Brit. Birds 67: 77; 68: 119-120) prompt me to record an incident that I witnessed on 15th June 1974 off Fetlar, Shetland, At about 00.30 h...
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