Notes

01 March 2005
Comments Notes Little Grebe swallowing small mammal Cream-coloured Courser showing feeding attachement to desert road Exceptional numbers of Oriental Plovers in southern Siberia in 2003 Ruffs feeding on contents of Giraffe's stomach Ta...
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Notes

01 February 2001
Comments Notes At 17.45 hours on 20th March 1995, at East Hyde on the River Lea, 3.2 km north of Batford, Hertfordshire, I observed an immature Grey Heron Ardea cinerea perched on a branch of an Alder Alnus glutinosa, the only tree along that stretch of the river. Ow...
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Monthly marathon

01 December 2000
Comments Other It's a Ruff Philomachus pugnax, isn't it? October's Monthly Marathon picture (plate 300, repeated here as plate 363) is one that I expect many people will have recognised instantly without necessarily being able to put their finger on exactly ...
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Monthly marathon

01 September 1994
Comments Other The two birds shown in plate 94 were named as White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons (37%), Bean Geese A. fabalis (35%), Pink-footed Geese A. brachyrhynchus (14%), Greylag Geese A. anser (8%) and Lesser White-fronted Geese A. erythropus (6%), wi...
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Monthly marathon

01 October 1986
Comments Other Skylark Alauda arvensis (68%) Woodlark Lullula arborea (18%) Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens (5%) Oriental Skylark A. gulgula (4%) Thekla Lark Galerida theklae (3%) Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus (1%) There were also a small number o...
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Notes

01 August 1985
Comments Notes Pink-footed Geese feeding on school playing-fields. During the exceptionally severe winter of 1981/82, unprecedented numbers of Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus were present on the southwest Lancashire and north Merseyside feeding grounds, notabl...
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Seventy-five years ago

01 August 1982
Comments Other 'EVERYONE who takes an interest in the birds of this country will have the greatest satisfaction in learning that the Ruff, so long lost to Norfolk as a breeding bird, has once more nested in the county.' (Brit, Birds 1: 65, August 1907) ...
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Notes

01 January 1981
Comments Notes Little Egrets with green legs and feet On 9th August 1980, at Porto Lago, Greece, J . I. Blincow and I noticed two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta exhibiting unusual coloration of'legs and feet. Resting upon a concrete groyne and in co...
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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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