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 April 1993
Comments Letters Tree Swallow records in Britain. Whilst reading the recent report on 'Rare birds in Great Britain' (Brit. Birds 85: 507-554), I was surprised to read, under the 1990 Isles of Scilly record of Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor, the comment that it w...
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Letters

01 June 1991
Comments Letters Keeping warm. In his useful 'Birdcraft' article on clothing for birdwatchers (Brit. Birds 84: 27-30), Dr M. A. Ogilvie could have given one more useful tip of which a surprisingly large number of birdwatchers are apparently unaware. Most farmworkers, e...
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Short reviews

01 June 1990
Comments Reviews Caring for your Pet Bird. By Dr R. Dean Axelson. (Revised edn. Sterling Publishing, New York; Cassell, London, 1989. 68 pages. Paperback £5.95) An informative guide to diseases of captive birds, which might help in treatment of injured wild birds. TIM...
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Short reviews

01 December 1989
Comments Reviews Birds of Prey of the Middle East. By Bertel Bruun and Assas Serhal. Illustrated by Arthur Singer and Sherif Baha. (Holy Land Conservation Fund & the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon. New York & Beirut, 1988. 96 pages. $10.00) Thi...
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Letters

01 May 1986
Comments Letters 'British Birds' and conservation. In reading through the last four years' back numbers of British Birds I have to praise you for its overall quality, its presentation and the high standard of the articles. Nowhere, however, can I find a major article o...
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Letters

01 November 1985
Comments Letters Definition of a birdwatcher. Do other British Birds readers also get branded as bird lovers rather than bird watchers by their non-birder friends? If so, we no longer have any problem in explaining this subtlety. We merely point to the beautifully obje...
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Letters

01 July 1984
Comments Letters Wing-span of White Pelican. In Stanley Cramp's 'Studies of West Palearctic birds. 185: White Pelican [Pelecanus onocrotalus]' (Brit. Birds 76: 253-262), I consider a reference to a 'wing-span of up to 360cm' (11 feet 10 inches) somewhat large f...
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