News and comment

01 January 1966
Comments News and comment Change in chairmanship of Bird Ringing Committee.---The retirement of Sir Landsborough Thomson as chairman of the Ringing and Migration Committee of the British Trust for Ornithology marks the end of an association which goes back to the very beginning of...
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Letters

01 January 1966
Comments Letters Birds trapped by sludge or m u d Sirs,--I was most interested to read the note by G. L. Webber {Brit. Birds, 5 8: 296-297) on 'Birds trapped by sludge on a sewage farm'. I have found at Freckleton sewage farm and various other sites in Lancashire, includi...
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Reviews

01 January 1966
Comments Reviews The Life of the Robin. By David Lack. Drawings by Robert Gillmor. Witherby, London, 1965 (revised edition). 240 pages; numerous line drawings. 30s. Of the scientific bird books published in the last 2 5 years, The Life of the Robin is surely the most read...
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Notes

01 January 1966
Comments Notes Heron swallowing female Blackbird.--In early September 1965 a late brood of three young Herons Ardea cinerea seemingly feil from their nest in the grounds of Viewfield House, near Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. They appeared on the lawn where Col...
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Great Bustards in Portugal

01 January 1966
Comments Main paper Portugal is still one of the least explored countries in Europe and a visit to any part may be most rewarding. Nevertheless, until my experiences of the last few years, I would not have chosen to go there to study and photograph the Great Bustard Otis tar...
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Notice

01 March 1957
Comments Editorials Bird Observatories : new appointments. --· Mr. Kenneth Williamson, who has been Director of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory since it was established in 1948, is leaving the Observatory shortly. To replace Mr. Williamson, the Fair Is!e Bird Observatory- ...
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Letters

01 March 1957
Comments Letters T H E BIRDS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE SIRS,--Material is being- collected for a small book on the birds of Gloucestershire by H. H. Davis, C. M. Swaine and myself; we have already made considerable progress in assembling infprmation. W e would be grateful for fu...
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