Letters

01 August 1977
Comments Letters Melanistic Grey Heron Bryan L. Sage (in litt.) has confirmed that, when making his recent comment (Brit. Birds 70: 76), he had overlooked my record of a melanistic Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Little Tring Reservoir, Tring, Hertfordshire, on 29th S...
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Reviews

01 November 1956
Comments Reviews By DAVID LACK (Methuen, London, 1956). 239 p a g e s ; 10 half-tone plates; 24 text illustrations. 21s. N O T the least striking feature of that astonishing building, the University Museum of Science at Oxford, is the tower; for behind the ventilator sha...
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Notes

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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Notes

01 July 1948
Comments Notes DURING the spring of 1947 I saw what certainly appeared to be bigamous behaviour by a male Rook (Corvus f. frugilegus) Unfortunately, the observations were rather disjointed, a continuous watch not being possible. On March 14th a well-advanced nest was s...
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Notes

01 July 1946
Comments Notes Ox February 22nd, 1946, I received word from David Reid that a pair of Ravens {Corvus c. corax) were building a nest in a small Ayrshire heronry. I visited the site two days later and the nest, which could be distinguished from the Herons' by the presenc...
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Birds of inner London

01 June 1946
Comments Main paper D U R I N G the year under review (1945), there has been one new record for Inner London, viz., t h e White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons), a flock of this species having been seen by Mrs. Rait Kerr crossing over Lords on February 17th. Mr. Holte Macpher...
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Notes

01 December 1942
Comments Notes a short visit to Lundy in September, 1942, we identified a Lapland Bunting {Cakarius lapponicus) on the high barren area at the north end of the island on September ioth. The species has not previously been met with on Lundy, nor in the county of Devon. ...
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Notes

01 August 1942
Comments Notes ON Aprü I9th, 1942 in a garden near Lancaster I saw Long-tailed Tits {Mgithalos c. rosaceus) taking feathers to a nest in a berberis bush. About May 4th they were carrying food to young and on a number of subsequent evenings I was able to watch them, ...
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Notes

01 August 1940
Comments Notes ON June 4th, 1940, on a common in Cheshire I found a nest of a Tree-Pipit (Anthus t. trivialis) with recently hatched young. The parent bird sat very close after going down with food, whilst I was searching for the nest; when it left the nest it fluttere...
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