Notes

01 November 1963
Comments Notes IT has long been known that, in the Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) the mandibles cross indifferently on either side in different individuals. Recently, however, for a special purpose, I desired to ascertain whether or not individuals having the man...
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Notes

01 May 1963
Comments Notes FOE some years now I have been paying particular attention to the nestlings of common birds. It is of course now known to all ornithologists that the parents keep the nest clean (as a general rule) by carrying away the excrement, and often by swallowing ...
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Notes

01 April 1963
Comments Notes W E have received a good many schedules relating to these two inquiries (see Vol. VI., pp. 296-311, and Vol. VII, pp. 4-6), but we sincerely hope that many more of our readers will send in particulars. This should now be done without delay, and if the fo...
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Notes

01 July 1946
Comments Notes Ox February 22nd, 1946, I received word from David Reid that a pair of Ravens {Corvus c. corax) were building a nest in a small Ayrshire heronry. I visited the site two days later and the nest, which could be distinguished from the Herons' by the presenc...
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Birds of inner London

01 June 1946
Comments Main paper D U R I N G the year under review (1945), there has been one new record for Inner London, viz., t h e White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons), a flock of this species having been seen by Mrs. Rait Kerr crossing over Lords on February 17th. Mr. Holte Macpher...
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Notes

01 December 1942
Comments Notes a short visit to Lundy in September, 1942, we identified a Lapland Bunting {Cakarius lapponicus) on the high barren area at the north end of the island on September ioth. The species has not previously been met with on Lundy, nor in the county of Devon. ...
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Notes

01 August 1942
Comments Notes ON Aprü I9th, 1942 in a garden near Lancaster I saw Long-tailed Tits {Mgithalos c. rosaceus) taking feathers to a nest in a berberis bush. About May 4th they were carrying food to young and on a number of subsequent evenings I was able to watch them, ...
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Notes

01 August 1940
Comments Notes ON June 4th, 1940, on a common in Cheshire I found a nest of a Tree-Pipit (Anthus t. trivialis) with recently hatched young. The parent bird sat very close after going down with food, whilst I was searching for the nest; when it left the nest it fluttere...
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Notes

01 November 1937
Comments Notes W E have received the following notes additional to those already published on this subject (cf. antea, p. 149). KENT.--A bird which from the description appeared to be an immature female was seen by Mr. J. R. Tart at Dungeness early in June. SUSSEX.--A ...
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Letters

01 September 1937
Comments Letters SIRS,--I think Mr. David Lack is clearly right in concluding from the scene he describes (antea, p . 82) t h a t the crest of the Goldcrest (Regulus r. anglorum) is an instance of ornamentation functioning as a " threatcolour", and used for t h a t purpo...
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