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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Notes

01 March 1957
Comments Notes Ortolan Bunting in Middlesex. -- On the morning of 2nd September 1956, I was Walking along the northern bank of the River Brent where it flows into the Brent Reservoir, Middlesex, noting the many migrants which had arrived in the comparative calm after a ...
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Letters

01 November 1956
Comments Letters T H E R E A C T I O N S O F MAN A N D B I R D T O A S C O R P I O N S I R S , -- I n his letter on " T h e effects of model scorpion and lizard on a bird t a b l e " (antea, vol. xlviii, pp. 556-557), Col. R. Meinertzhagen suggested that the fear-reaction...
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Notes

01 April 1956
Comments Notes Purple Heron in Surrey.--On 18th September 1955 I disturbed a juvenile Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) in a patch of rather close-growing reeds at the south end of Frensham Little Pond, six miles N . W . of Haslemere, Surrey. First seen indistinctly in the ...
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Notes

01 May 1951
Comments Notes ON April 8th, 1950, we inspected the nest of a Raven (Corvus corax). containing three eggs, situated high in the Plym Valley, Dartmoor, After we had withdrawn both Ravens flew around in the vicinity, but one, easily distinguishable by a number of missing...
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