Notes

01 November 2001
Comments Notes A recent paper dealing with the identification of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca (Vinicombe 2000) included some discussion on hybrids between that species and Common Pochard A. ferina. Vinicombe's advice, that if a putative Ferruginous Duck shows any a...
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Notes

01 September 2001
Comments Notes It is well known that a staple component in the diet of European Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus is social wasps (Vespidae), in particular their pupae and larvae... ...
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Notes

01 March 2000
Comments Notes At 08.51 GMT on 19th October 1995, near Keyhaven, Hampshire, I noticed a Great Skua Catharacta skua in fierce pursuit of a Little Egret Egretta garzetta about 1 km away over nearby saltmarsh. The egret was soon seized by the left wing and tumbled into ...
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Notes

01 December 1998
Comments Notes I agree with Rob Hume's editorial comment on Roderick Thome's account of a presumed melanistic Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus in Orkney (Brit. Birds 89: 570) that such melanism is rare among gulls. In ten years of active gull-watching, I have seen ...
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