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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01 April 1958
Comments Notes Fish-hook in Heron's pellet.--In March 1956 Tom Schutte brought me the pellet of a Heron (Ardea cinerea) that he had found on the 4th of that month, by the River Beane at Waterford, Hertfordshire. It was composed almost entirely of fur (? W a t e r Vole, ...
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01 December 1955
Comments Notes Goshawk in Middlesex.--On the afternoon of 20th March 1955 B. P . Pickess, I. G. and K. Johnson and I were standing beside the River Colne at Harefield Moor in Middlesex, when a raptor was seen approaching at a height of 200-250 ft. from the Buckinghamshi...
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01 July 1952
Comments Notes Long-tailed Tits' unorthodox nesting arrangements.--On April 21st, 1951, the writers found the nest of a Long-tailed Tit (Mgithalos caudatus) in the main fork of an apple tree near Brandon, Suffolk. Such a site' is unusual in East Anglia, and the nest ha...
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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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01 March 1941
Comments Notes As an example of how food-supply can affect the number of birds breeding in a locality the following may be of interest. When I first came to Benenden, Kent, about twenty years ago, so far as I know Hawfinches (Coccothraustes c. coccothraustes) never nes...
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01 November 1939
Comments Notes FOR some seven years I have marked Chaffinches (Fringilla c. gengleri) frequenting my garden with coloured rings for identification. One pair so marked mated and fed young in a copse opposite my gate in June, 1937. In the spring of 1938 the same pair nes...
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01 August 1939
Comments Notes EASILY the outstanding ornithological event in Sussex for the year 1939 was the accomplished breeding, for the first time since about 1895, of a pair of Ravens (Corvus c. corax) in a sea-cliff some miles removed from the one in which, in 1938, (?) anothe...
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