Letters

13 March 2014
Comments Letters D o some Wallcreepers migrate? Recent letters by David Elias, H. G. Alexander and Guy Mountfort on the movements of the Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria referred respectively to observations in Cyprus (Brit. Birds, 63: 393-394) and the Indo-Pakistan subc...
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Corrections and additions

01 December 1980
Comments Editorials Volume 72 Pages 446-449 'County, regional and bird observatory recorders in Britain and Ireland'. There are the following changes or corrections to the list: Essex Delete '& J. Thorogood, 3 Sceptre Close, Tollesbury, Essex CM9 8NB.' Lancash...
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Reviews

01 December 1980
Comments Reviews Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Volume II. Hawks to Bustards. Edited by Stanley Cramp (chief editor) and K. E. L. Simmons, Robert Gillmor, P. A. D. Hollom, Robert Hudson, E. M. Nic...
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Short reviews

01 December 1980
Comments Reviews Devil Birds: the life of the Swift. By Derek Bromhall. (Hutchinson, London, 1980. 96 pages; 33 colour plates; many black-and-white plates. Hardback, £8.95; paperback, £5.95.) Readable account of the natural history of the Swift by someone who...
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Recent reports

01 December 1980
Comments News and comment These are unchecked reports, not authenticated records Unless stated otherwise, all dates refer to September. The first half of the month was dominated by westerly winds, often very strong in the west, especially on 12th and 13th. From 18th, an anticyc...
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News and comment

01 December 1980
Comments News and comment Well done Malta! Summer 1980 saw the introduction of dramatic new legislation in Malta, for so long the black spot of the Mediterranean for bird of prey slaughter. Between 22nd May and 31st August, it is now illegal to shoot any bird; outside t...
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Diary dates

01 December 1980
Comments Editorials This list covers events taking place during January to December 1981. We welcome submission of details for possible inclusion in the next list, covering July 1981 to June 1982. 9th-1 lth January BTO RINGING AND MIGRATION CONFERENCE. Hayes Confe...
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Announcements

01 December 1980
Comments Editorials We are delighted to announce that this annual competition will now be sponsored by Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd, proprietors o f 'The Famous Grouse' scotch whisky. British Birds will continue to run the competition and the rules will be the sa...
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Requests

01 December 1980
Comments Editorials Stithians Semipalmated photographs wanted We hope to publish a selection of photographs to show the identification points of the Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla which was present at Stithians Reservoir, Cornwall, from early September 19...
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