Letters

01 March 1979
Comments Letters Field identification of Snowy Egret. When discussing the problem of distinguishing the Snowy Egret Egretta thula from the Little Egret E. garzetta in the field, Stanley Cramp (Brit. Birds 70: 206-214) and I. J . Ferguson-Lees (in...
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Notes

01 November 1964
Comments Notes Manx Shearwater as prey of Peregrine in central Scotland.--On 12th June 1964, near Cairngorm, Inverness-shire, I discovered the remains of an adult Manx Shearwater Procellaria puffinus in the eyrie of a pair of Peregrines Falco peregrinus. The body had be...
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Notes

01 December 1963
Comments Notes my last note on the recovery of Starlings marked at Bradfield, Berkshire (Brit. Birds, VI., p. 13), twenty-five captures have to be recorded. Only two of these occurred abroad, or indeed more than five miles from the place where they were ringed, viz. :-...
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Notes

01 August 1963
Comments Notes I WAS at Dungeness from October 20th to 23rd, 1913, and a great deal of migration was proceeding at the time, chiefly of flocks of finches and other birds flying south in the early morning. Between 12 noon and 1 p.m. on the 20th I saw a party of thirteen...
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Notes

01 March 1963
Comments Notes IT is gratifying to see Mr. C. S. Meares's note on th Crossbill (Loxia c. curvirostra) breeding in Shropshire an Norfolk (British Birds, Vol. VI., p. 371), and to find that i has also bred in Surrey (Countryside, Vol. V., p. 387). Ther can be no doubt as...
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Notes

01 April 1962
Comments Notes Little Grebes attacking Moorhens.--With regard to the recent note by J. B. and S, Bottomley on Little Grebes {Podiceps ruficollis) attacking Coots (Fulica atra) and domestic ducks {Anas sp.) {Brit. Birds, 54: 427), it seems worth reporting that I saw seve...
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Notes

01 March 1961
Comments Notes Beetles in the plumage of birds.--On 25 th May 1959 I picked up a freshly dead Swift (Apus apus) on the sloping concrete bank of Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hertfordshire. On examining the bird I discovered a single beetle of the species Haltka ohracearighti...
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Notes

01 December 1960
Comments Notes Aggressive behaviour of Barrow's Goldeneye with young.-- Although Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) does not figure on the British and Irish list, the following notes may be of interest as an instance of an aggressive attitude during the breeding s...
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Notes

01 July 1960
Comments Notes Olivaceous Warbler i n Co. Donegal.--At about 6 p.m. on 29th September 1959 I found a strange warbler among the small walled enclosures of the lighthouse grounds at the western end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. The light was very poor and fading, so that b...
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Notes

01 June 1960
Comments Notes Piracy by GadwalL--On 30th December 1959, near Cley, Norfolk, we watched four Gadwall (Anas strepera) worrying a drake Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), apparently with the aim of robbing it of its food. They followed it very closely and whenever it div...
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