Letters

01 February 2010
Comments Letters The recent paper by Richard Broughton (Brit. Birds 102: 604-616) summarised a welcome analysis of the relative importance of the various criteria used to separate Willow Poecile montana and Marsh Tits P. palustris. We consider, however, that the con- clus...
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Notes

01 February 2001
Comments Notes At 17.45 hours on 20th March 1995, at East Hyde on the River Lea, 3.2 km north of Batford, Hertfordshire, I observed an immature Grey Heron Ardea cinerea perched on a branch of an Alder Alnus glutinosa, the only tree along that stretch of the river. Ow...
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Letters

01 November 1990
Comments Letters Sexual dimorphism of Marsh Tit. Both Gosler & King (1989) and Nilsson & Smith (1988) have recently reported sexual dimorphism in the intensity of the black of the cap on Marsh Tits Parus palustris (adults and first-years), males having markedly...
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Notes

01 August 1985
Comments Notes Pink-footed Geese feeding on school playing-fields. During the exceptionally severe winter of 1981/82, unprecedented numbers of Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus were present on the southwest Lancashire and north Merseyside feeding grounds, notabl...
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