Notes

01 July 1985
Comments Notes Petrels eating contraceptives, polythene and plastic beads. As part of a more detailed study on the food and feeding ecology of the Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis, regurgitations from adults and chicks from colonies on the Firths of Forth and Clyd...
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Notes

01 August 1977
Comments Notes Kestrel hiding food At dusk on 6th April 1976, at Ynys-hir, Dyfed, J. Parry and I saw a male Kestrel Falco tinnunculus fly on to a bank below us about 20 m away. The falcon was carrying prey in one foot, which we later found to be a Wheatear Oe...
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Notes

01 December 1975
Comments Notes Partridge calling from elevated perch On the evening of 3rd March 1961, near Gorsham, Wiltshire, I saw a Partridge Perdix perdix calling from the apex of some stables approximately five metres from the ground. The bird continued to utter the ty...
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Notes

01 June 1973
Comments Notes Aggression by female Buzzard at nest I was intrigued by the recent note from G. A. Williams and D. Coan on aggression by a female Buzzard Buteo buteo {Brit. Birds, 66: 31-32). O n 26th April 1944, in a large stand of mature Scots pines on a Lak...
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Notes

01 January 1969
Comments Notes Mute Swans sunbathing On 22nd August 1968, on the Lancashire side of Windermere, I saw a family of five Mute Swans Cygnus olor on a gravel bank. They were quite tame and did not move off when I sat down ten yards away. The sun then came out and they start...
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Letters

01 April 1965
Comments Letters Manx Shearwaters as prey of Peregrines Sirs,--A recent note by A. J. Gaston (Brit. Birds, 57: 466-467) stated that there did not appear to be any previous record of the Manx Shearwater Procellaria puffinus as prey of the Peregrine Fa/co peregrinus in Brit...
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Notes

01 April 1965
Comments Notes Manx Shearwaters and other sea-birds as prey of Peregrines and Golden Eagles.--The following observations may be of interest in view of the recent note by A. J. Gaston (Brit Birds, 5 7: 466-467). On 30th September 1964, at about 2,000 feet on Hallival, Is...
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