Recent reports

01 October 1975
Comments News and comment These are largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records The beginning of June was exceptional with snow and northerly gales, but a long anticyclonic spell which followed brought dry, warm conditions to most parts. A Red-throated Diver Ga...
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News and comment

01 October 1975
Comments News and comment Mammals on Islands In an article in New Scientist for 21st August, Dr W. R. P. Bourne expresses concern about damage to the vegetation of small outlying islands by introduced herbivores. He contrasts the vigorous policy of the New Zealand ...
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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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Birds in action

01 October 1975
Comments Main paper Bird photographs used to consist mainly of rather static studies at the nest. Then there developed the technique of 'wait and see' photography from hides at likely feeding and drinking places. Now more powerful lenses and more adventurous techniques ha...
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Letters

01 July 1968
Comments Letters The role of sunbathing in birds Sirs,--Sunbathing has been the subject of repeated comment in British Birds (for example, J. Gibb, 40: 172-174; V. C. Wynne-Edwards, 40: 256; N. Rollin, 41: 304-305; and, more recently, C. W. Teager, 60: 361-363 and D. Good...
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Reviews

01 July 1968
Comments Reviews Pigeons and Doves of the World. By Derek Goodwin. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London, 1967. 446 pages; three colour plates; many maps and line-drawings. £6 6s. In his opening paragraph, Derek Goodwin writes of feral pigeons bri...
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Notes

01 July 1968
Comments Notes Little Grebes choking to death on fish.--On ioth March 1968, at Brompton-on-Swale, near Catterick, Yorkshire, J. V. Anderson discovered a freshly dead bird on the river bank, with a fish jammed in its bill. I visited the spot with him the next day and fou...
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