Reviews

01 September 1985
Comments Reviews A Dictionary of Birds. Edited by Bruce Campbell and Elizabeth Lack. T. & A. D. Poyser, Calton, 1985. 670 pages; over 500 black-and-white plates, line-drawings and diagrams. £39.00.  The majority of books that one is asked to review one s...
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Reviews

01 December 1982
Comments Reviews The Garden Bird Book. Edited by David Glue. Macmillan, London, in association with the British Trust for Ornithology. 1982. 208 pages; 8 colour plates, numerous black-and-white photographs, and two-colour line drawings. £7.95. The introduction...
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Letters

01 August 1980
Comments Letters Importance of Ireland's Brent Geese In his account of 'Ireland's winter visitors and passage migrants', C. D. Hutchinson (Brit. Birds 73: 72-80) noted that the Brent Goose Branta bernicla is now the most numerous goose in Ireland and concluded ...
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Letters

01 February 1977
Comments Letters Photographic quality and usefulness While browsing through a dozen recent volumes of the Swedish journal Vår Fågelvårld, I was impressed by the high proportion of photographs depicting birds in flight, even though not all of them were of very good q...
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Reviews

01 March 1968
Comments Reviews The Natural History of Europe. By Harry Garms. Illustrated by Wilhelm Eigener. Edited by A. Melderis (plants) and Joyce Pope (animals). Paul Hamlyn, London, 1967. i x + 3 5 8 pages with 900 illustrations. 35s. This bulky book--11 by 7J inches in size, i f...
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Notes

01 April 1966
Comments Notes Weasel killing Kestrel.--I was interested in Mrs. Sybil Selwyn's observation of a Kestrel Falco tinnunculus which caught a Weasel Mustek nivalis and carried it up into the air, but then let it go {Brit. Birds, 59: 39). On Z7th December 1930 I was watching...
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Notes

01 January 1964
Comments Notes Fulmar incubating eggs of Herring Gull with its own.--On 27th May 1963 I was walking along a cliff top four miles south of Ballantrae, Ayrshire, when I surprised a Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis off its nest. As it flew, a brown egg rolled out and smashed on t...
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Notes

01 April 1962
Comments Notes Little Grebes attacking Moorhens.--With regard to the recent note by J. B. and S, Bottomley on Little Grebes {Podiceps ruficollis) attacking Coots (Fulica atra) and domestic ducks {Anas sp.) {Brit. Birds, 54: 427), it seems worth reporting that I saw seve...
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Letters

01 February 1962
Comments Letters What is a British bird ? Sirs,--The recent note and subsequent correspondence on the occurrence of a White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albkollis) in Hampshire {Brit. Birds, 54: 366-367 and 439-440) prompts once more the question: what is a British bird?...
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Recent reports and news

01 January 1962
Comments News and comment [These ate largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records] Our last summary reviewed the occurrences of unusual Passerines and of all American species from early August to November, against a background of the more striking movements of common land ...
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