Letters

01 February 1971
Comments Letters Elusive species and the B.T.O. Ornithological Atlas project Some species are proving to be difficult to locate in fieldwork for the Ornithological Atlas. In order to prepare full maps for these species, we cannot rely solely on fieldwork carried out purel...
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Notes

01 July 1967
Comments Notes Call-notes of Slavonian and Black-necked Grebes in autumn.-- On 24th September 1966, at the Queen Mary Reservoir, Middlesex, I heard an unfamiliar call which I eventually traced to an apparently immature Slavonian Grebe Podkeps auritus. It persistently ut...
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Letters

01 May 1962
Comments Letters Ringed birds in snow Sirs,--During the snowy period of early January 1962, in my garden sanctuary near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, I saw two ringed birds, a Blue Tit (Pants caerukus) and a Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), with their rings thickly coated ...
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Notes

01 June 1951
Comments Notes Tebbutt's note on birds becoming " c a u g h t u p " in flocks of other species (antea, vol. xliii, p . 332) prompts me to record the following observations, which were made some years ago when I was living near Bury, Lancashire. Mr. Tebbutt gives exampl...
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Notes

01 January 1950
Comments Notes IT is well-known that a great many species of birds make use of old nests of the Magpie (Pica pica). I have several times seen examples of Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) doing so. In 1949, for the first time, I have had an example of Rooks (C. frugilegus)...
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