Notes

01 September 1961
Comments Notes Manx Shearwater d i g g i n g by daylight.--At about 2.30 p.m. on 15th May 1961, I was walking in bright sunlight on a sloping cliff on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire, when I heard a Manx Shearwater (Procellaria puffinus) calling from its burrow. Kneeling down w...
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Notes

01 August 1961
Comments Notes Preening in flight.--So often one does not know what is unusual until someone else says it is. I refer to the publication of a note on a Little Gull (Larus minutus) preening in flight (Brit. Birds, 54: 117}Some attitudes adopted by {left to right) Black-h...
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Notes

01 July 1957
Comments Notes 1956, a female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) wearing a British Museum ring (941642) was recaptured in the decoy a t Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. She was accompanied by four ducklings, estimated to be four or five days old. This female was marked at Slimbri...
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Notes

01 September 1954
Comments Notes to be a female, was seen on several occasions between November 6th, 1953, and January 2nd, 1954, by Mr. B. Winchester at the Layer Breton end of Abberton Reservoir, Essex. On December .21st it was also seen by Messrs. P . J. Fenning and R. King. Close vie...
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01 October 1953
Comments Notes The winter food and ecological distribution of Greenland Whitefronted Geese in Britain.--It has long been evident that the natural habitat and the distribution of the typical race of the White-fronted Goose (Anser a. albifrons) and of the Greenland form ...
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01 September 1953
Comments Notes Nesting of Curlew on river shingle-beds.--Of late years Curlews (Numenius arquata) have been nesting in increasing numbers on inland pastures and meadows in Northumberland, whereas formerly they were birds of the moorlands, nesting on heather-clad hills ...
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