Looking back

01 May 2002
Comments Other GREAT GREY SHRIKE IN KENT IN SPRING. ON April 6th, 1927, my son, W. H. Hale, and I saw a Great Grey Shrike (Lanius e. excubitor) at Hothfield. It is well known that as an autumn and winter visitor this bird occurs almost every year in Kent, bu...
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Looking back

01 May 2002
Comments Other `HOMING INSTINCT IN ROBINS. FOLLOWING my experiments in homing with Hedge-Sparrows [Prunella modularis] (Vol. XIX., p. 24), I have always hoped to investigate the same with Robins (Erithacus rubecula). `Unfortunately, I have never had a Robin which was...
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Monthly marathon

01 April 2002
Comments Other As reported in the March issue (Brit. Birds 95: 150-151), the longrunning eleventh `Marathon' was eventually won by Peter Sunesen, and a new one has now started. In order to give as many new competitors as possible a chance to enter the twelfth `Marath...
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Looking back

01 April 2002
Comments Other Seventy-five years ago:  ‘GOOSANDERS IN SHROPSHIRE. ON Saturday, February 12th, 1927, I had brought to me for identifi- cation an adult male Goosander (Mergus merganser) which had been shot, out of a pair, on the Severn b...
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Looking back

01 April 2002
Comments Other [From Ornithological Report From Norfolk for 1926, by B. B. Riviere] `The event of most outstanding interest to Norfolk ornithology in the year 1926, and one which seems likely to have an important bearing upon its future, was undoubtedly the purchase ...
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Looking back

01 March 2002
Comments Other Seventy-five years ago:  ‘WILLOW-TITS IN LANARKSHIRE.––Mr. Walter Stewart contributes an interesting article to the Scottish Natu- ralist (1926, pp. 147-150) on the distribution, appear- ance, habitat and nesting of t...
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Looking back

01 March 2002
Comments Other Twenty-five years ago: ‘Bald Ibis breeding Work has started on construction of special cages for captive breeding of the last Bald Ibises Geronticus eremita in Eurasia, at the Turkish village of Birecik. The cages, w...
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Looking back

01 February 2002
Comments Other Seventy-five years ago:  ‘PROBABLE HAWK-OWL IN MIDDLESEX. ON December 27th, 1926, at West Molesey Reservoirs, Mr. R. W. Heenan and I saw what was, without any doubt, a Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula subsp). It was perched in the ...
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