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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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 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 May 1980
Comments Notes Bulwer's Petrel in Co. Cork On 3rd August 1975, during an evening seawatch in light mist from Blananarragaun, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, I and several other observers, including I. Burrows, P. Campbell and S. Yeo, noticed an unfamiliar seabir...
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Letters

01 July 1978
Comments Letters Diving methods of Great Northern and Black-throated Divers On inland waters, I have noticed that Great Northern Divers Gavia immer always slither under slowly when diving, whereas Black-throated G. arctica jump upwards slightly before they dive...
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01 June 1978
Comments Notes Cattle Egrets feeding on refuse tip. During a study of scavenging by birds in Uganda, D. E. Pomeroy (Ibis 117: 69-81) observed considerable numbers of Cattle Egrets Bubulcus ibis feeding on Natate refuse tip in Kampala. Although they were proba...
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Letters

01 August 1977
Comments Letters Melanistic Grey Heron Bryan L. Sage (in litt.) has confirmed that, when making his recent comment (Brit. Birds 70: 76), he had overlooked my record of a melanistic Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Little Tring Reservoir, Tring, Hertfordshire, on 29th S...
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