Letters

01 October 1963
Comments Letters S I R S , -- W i t h reference to Mr. Masefield's note (antea, p . 270), fleas m a y generally b e found in T i t ' s nests in t h e winter, a n d during t h e first few warm days in spring m a y be seen waiting in numbers outside t h e hole ready to j u ...
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Notes

01 October 1963
Comments Notes ON January 21st, 1914, I was shown a couple of very fine Pine-Grosbeaks (Pinicola e. enucleator) that had been, obtained the previous day at Brigbtling, Sussex. They were both males, and one was of a beautiful rosy colour and of a far more gaudy tint tha...
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Notes on the Birds of Wiltshire

01 October 1963
Comments Main paper SINCE the appearance of the Rev, A. C. Smith's Birds of Wiltshire in 1887 many new county records have naturally occurred. I now propose to give the more interesting of those I have collected, some of which have heen published before, but many of which ar...
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Robin recaptures on Fair Isle

01 June 1962
Comments Main paper O N F A I R ISLE, Shetland, it is the normal practice to weigh all migrant birds at the time they are first trapped, and at any subsequent recaptures. The information is stored in a card-index, with all the data for each individual on a single card. In th...
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Albinism and melanism in birds

01 June 1962
Comments Main paper T H E STUDY OF heterochtosis or colour variations in the plumage of birds is a subject that the majority of field ornithologists either ignore entirely or regard with only mild curiosity. In the early years of the present century and before that, however,...
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Letters

01 June 1962
Comments Letters Black-headed Gtills eating acorns Sirs,--With reference to earlier notes on the subject of Black-headed Gulls (Lams ridibundus) eating acorns (Brit. Birds, 50: 75 and 347; 54: 118 and 130-131), I should like to point out that the late Humphrey Swann recor...
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Notes

01 June 1962
Comments Notes Red-legged Partridge paddling in the sea.--On 24th March 1962, at Hunstanton, Norfolk, I saw a Red-legged Partridge {Alectoris rufa) standing in the shallow waves of the incoming tide about 250 yards below high water mark. It was a warm, dry afternoon and...
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