Notes

01 June 1955
Comments Notes Unusual nest of Black-throated Diver.--The photographs reproduced on plate 40 show an unusual nest of the Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) which I found in June 1954 in central Sweden. This was built up on small rocks in the centre of a large lake whe...
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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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Notes

01 March 1945
Comments Notes IN reference to Mr. David Lack's note on Blackbirds (Turdus m. merula) singing in London at the end of January (antea, Vol. xxxviii, p. 116), in some parts of London such as Kensington, where there are many houses with gardens, it is quite exceptional fo...
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Notes

01 December 1944
Comments Notes I HAVE previously (antea, Vol. xxxiii, p. 265) given examples from the Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and the Blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix) of a male attempting to disturb the coition of another pair. Similar behaviour is characteristic of geese and swans, as n...
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Notes

01 September 1944
Comments Notes As already reported in Brit. Birds (antea, Vols, xxxiii, p. 194, xxxv, p. 58, xxxvi, p. 143), a female Carrion Crow (Corvus c. corone) and a male Hooded Crow (Corvus c. comix) interbred in a wood in south Co. Dublin in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942. In 1943 ...
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Letter

01 February 1943
Comments Letters SIRS,--As the Statement in The Handbook of British Birds (Vol. III, p. 109) that the Osprey (Pandion h. hali/ztus) last bred at Loch Arkaig in 1902 is incorrect this should be corrected. A pair nested regularly ever since I can remember up to 1908 and the...
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Notes

01 February 1941
Comments Notes THESE notes cover the periods between May and September, 1939, and May to July, 1940, and are in continuation of those published in Vol. XXXII, pp. 366-8. BRITISH GOLDFINCH (Carduelisc. britannica).--It is pleasing to be able to record the continued incr...
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Notes

01 January 1941
Comments Notes ON November 2nd, 1940, in a field with small trees at the edge of a wood near Potter's Bar, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity of watching a bird, which was evidently a Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor). The bird flew to the top of a bare hawt...
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