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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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...
Read More

Notes

01 November 1988
Comments Notes Grey Heron ingesting junk O n 16th J u n e 1981, at West Sedgemoor, Somerset, I found a juvenile Grey Heron Ardea cinerea; extremely weak a n d almost prostate, it was easily caught. I took it to a nearby farm, where I was told that it had been seen in a ...
Read More

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...
Read More

Notes

01 December 1984
Comments Notes Grey Heron parents attending grounded nestlings. In my monograph on the Grey Heron Ardea cinerea (1954, The Heron), I stated of young blown from the treetops that 'If in crashing the bird breaks a leg or wing it will not survive long, but if uninjured ...
Read More

Notes

01 October 1983
Comments Notes Prolonged aerial encounters between Hen Harrier and Goshawk On 17th February 1980, I observed a 'ringtail' (female/immature) Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus flying low over a Yorkshire moorland. I watched it for several minutes, after which it was j...
Read More

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now