Monthly marathon

01 March 2004
Comments Other Photo no. 203 (plate 77) shows three falcons gathered at the entrance to what is obviously a nest-site. Most birders will immediately recognise these birds as kestrels and, with just two species breeding within the Western Palearctic, the choice lies b...
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Seventy-Five years ago

01 July 1987
Comments Other 'LITTLE OWLS BREEDING IN ESSEX. THE first I heard of the Little Owl (Athene n. noctua) in the neighbourhood of Felsted, was from Mr. Hughes-Hughes, of Leez Priory, who had been brought a specimen for identification at the end of 1909 by the bailiff on ...
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Letters

01 January 1986
Comments Letters Nests of Sparrowhawk and Kestrel. I looked at the 'Best recent black-and-white bird-photographs' (Brit. Birds 77: 250-258) with much admiration, but feel bound to comment on the statement relating to plates 97-99-- showing Kestrel Falco tinnunculus and...
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Seventy-five years ago

01 April 1983
Comments Other 'The Little Owl (Athene noctua) cannot now be regarded as anything more than an introduced species in these islands owing to the fact that so many have been "turned down" in various parts of the country. The interest in its possible migrations to Engla...
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