Notes

01 November 1963
Comments Notes IT has long been known that, in the Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) the mandibles cross indifferently on either side in different individuals. Recently, however, for a special purpose, I desired to ascertain whether or not individuals having the man...
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Notes

01 May 1963
Comments Notes FOE some years now I have been paying particular attention to the nestlings of common birds. It is of course now known to all ornithologists that the parents keep the nest clean (as a general rule) by carrying away the excrement, and often by swallowing ...
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Notes

01 April 1963
Comments Notes W E have received a good many schedules relating to these two inquiries (see Vol. VI., pp. 296-311, and Vol. VII, pp. 4-6), but we sincerely hope that many more of our readers will send in particulars. This should now be done without delay, and if the fo...
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Notes

01 July 1942
Comments Notes THE following notes relate to a mimber of species, several of whose Status now appears to differ from that described in H. E. Forrest's Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales (1907) and Handbook to the Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales (1919). Unless otherwise st...
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Notes

01 January 1941
Comments Notes ON November 2nd, 1940, in a field with small trees at the edge of a wood near Potter's Bar, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity of watching a bird, which was evidently a Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor). The bird flew to the top of a bare hawt...
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Notes

01 October 1939
Comments Notes FOR some years a pair of Grey Wagtails (Motacilla c. cinerea) have nested in and round a house in Ireland choosing as sites the window ledges of upstairs windows or the thick stems of a Virginian creeper, the nest being either built along a branch or in ...
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Cliff-Breeding in the House-Martin

01 June 1939
Comments Main paper IN response to the editorial appeal (antea, Vol. XXXII, p, 118) for information on cliff-breeding in the House-Martin (Delichon u, urbica) a number of observers have sent in records. From these it is obvious that breeding under natural conditions is far m...
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Notes

01 January 1939
Comments Notes IN winter flocks of Snow-Buntings (Pledrophenax n. nivalis) frequent the summits and higher slopes of the mountains of the Lake District. Counts of these have frequently exceeded fifty birds; the largest counted was one of 117. I have seen a flock on the...
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