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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Notes

01 February 1964
Comments Notes Unusual numbers of sea-birds at Teesmouth in August 1962.--In August 1962 huge concentrations of Sprats Clupea sprattus appeared in the bay and estuary of the River Tees, on the border of Co. Durham and Yorkshire. Many of the fish entering the mouth of th...
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Notes

01 December 1963
Comments Notes my last note on the recovery of Starlings marked at Bradfield, Berkshire (Brit. Birds, VI., p. 13), twenty-five captures have to be recorded. Only two of these occurred abroad, or indeed more than five miles from the place where they were ringed, viz. :-...
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