Letters

01 November 1976
Comments Letters The Coto DoƱana In 'News and comment' in April 1966 (Brit. Birds, 59: 163-164), it was announced that H. E. Axell, then warden of Minsmere, Suffolk, had been seconded for two months by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to the reser...
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Letters

01 January 1965
Comments Letters Redstarts nesting on the ground Sirs,--J, M. Bayldon, in his note on a Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus nesting on the ground {Brit. Birds, 51: 365), suggests that this is an unusual occurrence. However, L. Siivonen (Orn. Fenn., 12: 89-99) n a s aiven rea...
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Letters

01 May 1960
Comments Letters Migrations of the Oystercatcher Sirs,--Since Mr. D . G. Andrew in his recent paper {Brit. Birds, 5 2: 216-220) on the migrations of the Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostrakgus) makes some criticism of my earlier paper on the same subject (Brit. Birds, 50: 519...
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Letters

01 July 1957
Comments Letters T H E C O L L E C T I O N O F R E C O R D S F O R ANALYSIS S I R S , -- Y o u r correspondent, Mr. T. C. Smout, raises issues of fundamental importance (antea, vol. xlix, pp. 287-288). If a paper is put forward for publication in a scientific form and pur...
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Letters

01 July 1948
Comments Letters SIRS,---In an article on this subject (antea Vol. xl, pp. 62-4) A. Whitaker cites as examples of abnormality two diving descents by Rooks (Corvus f. frugilegus) and Jackdaws (C, monedula spermologus) from an estimated height of 600-700 feet to a freshly p...
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Letters

01 September 1939
Comments Letters SIRS,--In "Some Notes on t h e Diurnal Song of Birds " (antea, p . 4) Mr. Marples states t h a t on t h e average t h e Blackbird, a t Inverness, begins t o sing in the morning 74 minutes earlier than Blackbirds do i n Hampshire, t h a t is, after correct...
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Letters

01 December 1937
Comments Letters SIRS,--In his article (antea, p . 137) Mr. George Brown notes t h a t a Robin {Erithacus r. melophilus) "appeared t o take quite an interest in the Blackbird's efiorts" before a looking-glass, b u t itself never displayed. Since I read this article a Robi...
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