Fifty years ago

01 May 1980
Comments Other 'SIGHT RECORDS. TO the Editors of BRITISH BIRDS. SIRS,—For some time now it has occurred to me that the admission of doubtful sight records is not going to serve the science of ornithology very soundly, 'On looking through the last four volumes of Br...
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Fifty years ago

01 January 1980
Comments Other 'ON THE BREEDING-HABITS OF THE MANX SHEARWATER, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS INCUBATION- AND FLEDGING-PERIODS. By R. M. Lockley. It was with the main object ofdiscovering the incubation- and fledging-periods that I marked a number of nests of the Manx...
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Fifty Years ago

01 December 1979
Comments Other 'Finding that there was no authentic record of the Pintail ever having nested, in the wild state, in England, we realised that very much more evidence was needed . . . Miss E. L, Turner, Dr. B. B. Riviere, Mr. T. A. Coward, and Canon Raven, amongst oth...
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Fifty Years ago

01 November 1979
Comments Other From 'THE BEHAVIOUR OF STARLINGS IN WINTER' by V. C. Wynne-Edwards: 'It is recommended that no steps be taken to destroy Starlings wholesale by poison gas or other efficient means before their local economic status is properly examined . . Ow...
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Fifty Years ago

01 October 1979
Comments Other 'SPANISH GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER EATING YOUNG BLUE TITMICE. While in the Almoraima cork woods with Major W. M. Congreve on May 9th, 1890 we saw a male Spanish Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dryobates m. hispanus) go to a Spanish Blue Tit's nest in a c...
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Fifty Years ago

01 May 1979
Comments Other 'BLACK REDSTARTS IN PEMBROKESHIRE. On November 21st, 1928, a male Black Redstart (Phoenicurus o. gibraltariensis) was seen near the cliffs at Martinshaven, the extreme southwest corner of Pembrokeshire. R. M. LOCKLEY.' 'PINK-FOOTED GEESE IN MID...
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Fifty Years ago

01 April 1979
Comments Other 'REPORT ON THE "BRITISH BIRDS" CENSUS OF HERONRIES, 1928. By E. M . Nicholson.  Editor's note--When Mr Nicholson suggested that British Birds should organise a census of British heronries in England, Wales and, if possible, Scotland, I agr...
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Fifty Years ago

01 January 1979
Comments Other 'RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER IN NORTHUMBERLAND When I was walking with my gun along the shore near Boulmer, Northumberland, on October 1st, 1928, my attention was attracted by a small bird, which was unknown to me . . . I shot i t . . . I sent it to the Cu...
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