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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Notes

01 November 1988
Comments Notes Grey Heron ingesting junk O n 16th J u n e 1981, at West Sedgemoor, Somerset, I found a juvenile Grey Heron Ardea cinerea; extremely weak a n d almost prostate, it was easily caught. I took it to a nearby farm, where I was told that it had been seen in a ...
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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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Notes

01 December 1984
Comments Notes Grey Heron parents attending grounded nestlings. In my monograph on the Grey Heron Ardea cinerea (1954, The Heron), I stated of young blown from the treetops that 'If in crashing the bird breaks a leg or wing it will not survive long, but if uninjured ...
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Notes

01 October 1983
Comments Notes Prolonged aerial encounters between Hen Harrier and Goshawk On 17th February 1980, I observed a 'ringtail' (female/immature) Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus flying low over a Yorkshire moorland. I watched it for several minutes, after which it was j...
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Notes

01 January 1981
Comments Notes Little Egrets with green legs and feet On 9th August 1980, at Porto Lago, Greece, J . I. Blincow and I noticed two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta exhibiting unusual coloration of'legs and feet. Resting upon a concrete groyne and in co...
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Letters

01 August 1980
Comments Letters Importance of Ireland's Brent Geese In his account of 'Ireland's winter visitors and passage migrants', C. D. Hutchinson (Brit. Birds 73: 72-80) noted that the Brent Goose Branta bernicla is now the most numerous goose in Ireland and concluded ...
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