Letters

01 December 1964
Comments Letters SIRS,--While not seeking to prolong this correspondence unduly, for there is more than a grain of truth on either side, I feel that some reply is called for to Mr. Reginald Wagstaffe's letter (antea, pp. 319-320). May I point out at once that I do not dis...
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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 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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Notes

01 July 1959
Comments Notes Duration of dives of Black-throated Diver.--In Sutherland on -25th May 1955 we were able to make continuous observations for nearly four hours on the diving of a Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica). T h e site was a loch half a mile wide and seven miles ...
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