Notes

01 January 1948
Comments Notes WITH reference to my note (antea, Vol. xl, p. 209) concerning the large gathering of Ravens (Corvus c. corax) in Carmarthenshire in March, 1946, I was interested to read Mr. Cadman's note which immediately followed my own. In reply to Mr. Cadman's query ...
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Notes

01 December 1947
Comments Notes I AM indebted to the Rev. L. G. M. Sheldon, of Crowborough, Sussex, who is an experienced ornithologist and at whose vicarage these notes were made, for providing me with the following facts. In mid-April of this year, 1947, a cock Pied Wagtail (Motacill...
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01 February 1947
Comments Notes ON April ioth, 1946, at Englefield Green, Surrey, I watched a Starling (Sturnus v. vulgaris) singing on the ground, everywhere following another which, completely ignoring him, was busily engaged in feeding. Each time the feeding bird stopped, the singer...
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Blue Snow-Geese in Co. Wexford

01 February 1947
Comments Main paper ON January 8th, 1946, at the end of a long day on the North Slob, Co. Wexford, Ireland, and with light beginning to fail, we saw two geese amongst a large flock of Grey Lag-Geese (Anser a. anser) which had what appeared abnormal marking of the head and n...
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Notes

01 January 1947
Comments Notes As INSTANCES of "injury-feigning" on the part of the Meadow-Pipit (Anthus pratensis) are rare the following may be worth recording. On June 15th, 1946, in Co. Kerry, I disturbed a Meadow-Pipit from its nest, which contained five eggs. The bird flew a dis...
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01 October 1946
Comments Notes THE following records of young birds returning to their nest after having left it may be of interest (cf. antea, pp. 26, 152, 178, 246). Greenfinch (Chloris c. chloris). Five hatched. Flew May 30th, 1946. Back in nest 4.30 p.m., summer time, and remained...
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01 August 1946
Comments Notes As there is no mention in The Handbook of British Birds of a female Greenfinch (Chloris ch. chloris) singing, the following may be worthy of note. 1 have in my garden near Crawley, Sussex, a nest of this species in a cypress-tree, which hatched on May 21...
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Notes

01 June 1946
Comments Notes WITH reference to Lt.-Col. B. H. Ryves's statement (antea, p. 43) that all species of buntings are absent in the Scillies, it may be of interest to record that my husband and I saw and heard several Corn-Buntings {Emberiza calandra) in song on St. Agnes,...
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Notes

01 April 1946
Comments Notes IN the autumn of 1945 I have noticed Jackdaws (Corvus monedula spermologus) frequenting two holes in different beeches close together, at Westerham, Kent, but have been unable to prove definitely that they were breeding. A Jackdaw was seen to leave one h...
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