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 June 1948
Comments Notes As a member of the local fire brigade I was able to make some close observations on the behaviour of birds at a big oil-tank fire at Pembroke Dock in August and September, 1940. The fire blazed for many days and gave rise to intense heat and an immense c...
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Letters

01 April 1948
Comments Letters SIRS,--Messrs. Wagstaffe and Williamson's paper (antea, Vol. xl, p p . 322-325), on t h e cabinet colour changes in bird skins, will be read b y all workers in systematic ornithology with great interest. That these changes occur is of course well known, a...
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Notes

01 November 1947
Comments Notes ON a fine morning in April, 1946, a number of Blackbirds (Turdus m. merula), Song-Thrushes (Turdus e. ericetorum) and Starlings (Siurnus v. vulgaris) were watched while feeding on a large lawn of King's College, Cambridge. The Starlings spent most of the...
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Notes

01 October 1947
Comments Notes ON June 22nd, 1947, in a wood just outside Calais, I had a good view of a male Golden Oriole (Oriolus 0. oriolus), sitting in sunlight on a bare twig of a lombardy poplar, about 30 feet from the ground. It called continuously for about eight minutes. The...
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