Notes

01 September 1998
Comments Notes The northeast Algerian breeding population of White Storks Ciconia ciconia normally leaves for sub-Saharan winter quarters in July and August, at the time when other long-legged marshbirds arrive to winter alongside the large resident population of Cat...
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Notes

01 January 1982
Comments Notes Behaviour of Golden Plovers in strong wind. On 16th November 1968, during gale-force winds and rain, I visited Stithians Reservoir, a bleak and exposed locality near Truro, Cornwall. At close range for about two hours, I watched a group of abou...
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Letters

01 December 1977
Comments Letters Black-headed Gulls foot-paddling on grassland Joh. J. Frieswijk's letter (Brit. Birds 70: 266), recording frequent observations of Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus foot-paddling on grassland in the Netherlands, contrasted with my note drawin...
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Letters

01 July 1977
Comments Letters Half a pair of Black-browed Albatrosses In the course of their discussion of proof of breeding (Brit. Birds 69: 277, 457), Bruce Campbell and E. J. M. Buxton omitted to comment on one important consideration: the conservation status of potentia...
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Notes

01 September 1971
Comments Notes Moorhen walking underwater.--In view of the controversy mentioned in a footnote in The Handbook (5: 198-199) and the various records of Moorhens Gallinula chloropus submerging or swimming underwater which have been published in British Birds since that ti...
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Notes

01 August 1969
Comments Notes Overland migrations of Common Scoters The Handbook notes that Common Scoters Melanitta nigra occur on inland waters 'in small numbers irregularly but fairly often' and that such records 'are too frequent . . . during quite settled weather to be dismissed ...
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Notes

01 February 1967
Comments Notes Fulmars sitting in trees.--Fulmars Fulmarus glaciatis in east Sutherland have been noted for their versatility ever since Frank Darling and Averil Morley recorded that they -were frequenting the roof of Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, in 1947 {Brit. Birds, 40: ...
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Notes

01 January 1966
Comments Notes Heron swallowing female Blackbird.--In early September 1965 a late brood of three young Herons Ardea cinerea seemingly feil from their nest in the grounds of Viewfield House, near Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. They appeared on the lawn where Col...
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