Notes

01 October 1996
Comments Notes On 21st June 1992, along the Basingstoke Canal, Hampshire, I came across a family of Little Grebes Tachybaptus ruficollis. While watching the adults feeding their four young, I noticed a Pike Esox lucius about 30 cm long approach through the clear wate...
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Notes

01 November 1993
Comments Notes Prolonged song of Collared Dove. At Newcastle, Co. Wicklow, the 'coocoo-cuk' song of the Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is normally repeated in a series of up to five or seven phrases. I have noted it with up to 15 phrases. On 8th July 1993,1 coun...
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Letters

01 March 1979
Comments Letters Field identification of Snowy Egret. When discussing the problem of distinguishing the Snowy Egret Egretta thula from the Little Egret E. garzetta in the field, Stanley Cramp (Brit. Birds 70: 206-214) and I. J . Ferguson-Lees (in...
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Notes

01 October 1974
Comments Notes Egg-laying by the Great Crested Grebe Although the behaviour of Great Crested Grebes Podiceps cristatus has been intensively studied, many questions are still open. One such question is how Great Crested Grebes lay their eggs, and whether they exhibit ...
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Notes

01 October 1973
Comments Notes Bonaparte's Gull in Cornwall 'foot-paddling' to disturb organisms I was interested in the note by Philip A. Gregory and John Cantelo and in the accompanying editorial comments (Brit. Birds, 64: 76-77) on a Sabine's Gull Larus sabini persistentl...
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Reviews

01 January 1971
Comments Reviews Die Schneehiihner. By E. O. Hohn. 84 pages. DM 7.50. Der Eichelhaher. By Andras Keve. 128 pages. DM 10.00. Raben- und Nebelkrahe. By Manfred Melde. n o pages. DM 8.20. Strandlaufer Eurasiens. By S. M. Uspenski. 78 pages. DM 6.40. Numbers 408, 410, 414 and...
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Letters

01 September 1970
Comments Letters Melanistic White-fronted Geese Further to my note on melanistic European White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons (Brit. Birds, 63: 131), Eckhart Kuyken has drawn my attention to his recent paper on melanism, albinism and other plumage variants in wi...
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Letters

01 June 1969
Comments Letters Bill-length as a field-character of the White-winged Black Tern ? In his paper on 'Juvenile and winter plumages of the marsh terns' (Brit. Birds, 53: 243-252) Kenneth Williamson differentiated without qualification between the bill of the Black Tern Chlid...
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Notes

01 May 1969
Comments Notes Woodpigeons cooing at night J. N . Tomlinson's note and the accompanying editorial comment (Brit. Birds, 62: 76-77) give the impression that it is exceptional for Woodpigeons Columba palumbus to call at night. In the past 28 years, however, living in thre...
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Notes

01 November 1964
Comments Notes Manx Shearwater as prey of Peregrine in central Scotland.--On 12th June 1964, near Cairngorm, Inverness-shire, I discovered the remains of an adult Manx Shearwater Procellaria puffinus in the eyrie of a pair of Peregrines Falco peregrinus. The body had be...
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