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 May 1980
Comments Notes Bulwer's Petrel in Co. Cork On 3rd August 1975, during an evening seawatch in light mist from Blananarragaun, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, I and several other observers, including I. Burrows, P. Campbell and S. Yeo, noticed an unfamiliar seabir...
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Notes

01 October 1975
Comments Notes Cormorants roosting on spire In the late summer and autumn of 1973 Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo regularly roosted on Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex. When this habit was first noted in mid-August only two birds were involved, but numbers gr...
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Letters

01 September 1974
Comments Letters Melanism in shearwaters and auksSince Bryan L. Sage (Brit. Birds, 65: 527) comments on the supposed rarity of melanism in Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus and indeed the Procellariiformes in general, it may be worth pointing out that a dark sp...
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