Short reviews

01 January 1990
Comments Reviews Birds of North Rona and Sula Sgeir. By Seabirds at Sea Team: Stuart Benn, Stuart Murray and Mark L. Tasker. (Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough, 1989. 47 pages. Paperback £5.00). A remarkably comprehensive and concise publication on two of Scotl...
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Notes

01 October 1976
Comments Notes Breeding success of Red-throated Divers on Hascosay The note by D. P. Cyrus on the breeding success of Red-throated Divers Gavia stellata on Fetlar, Shetland, in 1971 {Brit. Birds, 68: 75-76) prompts me to record the following. B. Hawkes and I ...
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Notes

01 October 1971
Comments Notes Feeding methods of Long-tailed Skuas.--R. J. Sandison's note on a Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longkaudus surface-skimming like a Black Tern Chlidonias niger (Brit. Birds, 57: 250) prompts me to record that in August 1962 I several times watched these at...
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Notes

01 September 1969
Comments Notes Fish jumping into Heron's mouth On 16th August 1969, at Talybont Reservoir, Breconshire, we saw a Heron Ardea cinerea standing on the edge of a small concrete 'waterfall' about two feet high; it was leaning forward in such a manner that its open bill was ...
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Notes

01 March 1967
Comments Notes Lesser Kestrels feeding after dark on insects attracted to artificial light.--At dusk each evening during 13th- 15th May 1964, at Titov Veles, Yugoslavia, I watched up to 43 Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni hawking for moths and other insects in the vicinit...
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Letters

01 February 1966
Comments Letters Puffinosis among Manx Shearwaters Sirs,--In his paper describing the virus disease, puffinosis, among Manx Shearwaters Procellaria puffinus on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire (Brit. Birds, 58: 426-434), Dr. M. P. Harris discusses the epizootics of 1962, 1963 and ...
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Notes

01 September 1962
Comments Notes Shelduck moulting in breeding area.--On 9th July 1961, in an area of extensive fresh grazing marshes in north Kent, I noticed an adult male Shelduck (Tadorna tadornd) swimming along the edge of a large fleet. The knob on its bill had regressed, but it was...
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Notes

01 July 1962
Comments Notes Water Rail killing Little Stint and Eel.--With reference to the recent notes on Water Rails (Rallus aquaticus) killing a Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) and other small Passerines {Brit. Birds, 55: 132-133 and 165), I should like to record that on 4th Sept...
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Notes

01 June 1962
Comments Notes Red-legged Partridge paddling in the sea.--On 24th March 1962, at Hunstanton, Norfolk, I saw a Red-legged Partridge {Alectoris rufa) standing in the shallow waves of the incoming tide about 250 yards below high water mark. It was a warm, dry afternoon and...
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