Monthly marathon

01 September 2005
Comments Other In Monthly Marathon photo number 215 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 115, repeated here as plate 307), we can see a small bird perched at the edge of a pool or puddle, but the overall brownish coloration of its plumage means that it does not really stand out ag...
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Monthly marathon

01 March 2005
Comments Other When asked by another SUNBIRD leader if I would prepare his next Monthly Marathon solution, owing to his busy tour schedule, my first reaction was `not a problem'. My second reaction, on seeing the photograph, was `me and my big mouth!' The bird in Mon...
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Monthly marathon

01 December 2004
Comments Other When I first saw Monthly Marathon photo number 209 in print (Brit. Birds 97: plate 265, repeated here as plate 380), I wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but as I wasn't expecting to have to write the solution, I didn't devote much thought to the probl...
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Looking back

01 September 2004
Comments Other Yellow-browed Warbler on Great Saltee, Co. Wexford.­­On October 12th, 1953, a Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) was seen and trapped by John Weaving on Great Saltee, Co. Wexford. In the field the small size, prominent eyestripe and doub...
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Looking back

01 September 2004
Comments Other `Hobby in Essex in winter.­­A Hobby (Falco subbuteo), thought to be a female, was seen on several occasions between November 6th, 1953, and January 2nd, 1954, by Mr. B. Winchester at the Layer Breton end of Abberton Reservoir, Essex. On December 21s...
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Looking back

01 September 2004
Comments Other `LARDER OF RED-BACKED SHRIKE. A PAIR of Redbacked Shrikes (Lanius c. collurio) have for the third year in succession built a nest in the hedge of our small paddock of about two acres at Bourton-on-theWater, Gloucestershire. This year, however, has been th...
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