Notes

01 September 2001
Comments Notes It is well known that a staple component in the diet of European Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus is social wasps (Vespidae), in particular their pupae and larvae... ...
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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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Notes

01 March 2000
Comments Notes At 08.51 GMT on 19th October 1995, near Keyhaven, Hampshire, I noticed a Great Skua Catharacta skua in fierce pursuit of a Little Egret Egretta garzetta about 1 km away over nearby saltmarsh. The egret was soon seized by the left wing and tumbled into ...
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Notes

01 December 1998
Comments Notes I agree with Rob Hume's editorial comment on Roderick Thome's account of a presumed melanistic Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus in Orkney (Brit. Birds 89: 570) that such melanism is rare among gulls. In ten years of active gull-watching, I have seen ...
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Monthly marathon

01 January 1994
Comments Other In this competition, you could win a SUNBIRD birdwatching holiday of your choice, in America, Africa or Asia. Just identify the bird each month and add up your scores when you are correct. The first person to reach a total of 500 will win. (Please read...
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