Notes

13 March 2014
Comments Notes Two pairs of Kestrels nesting on one electricity pylon On 15 th April 1971, in an area of reinstated opencast land at Staveley, Derbyshire, loud trilling calls drew my attention to four Kestrels Falco tinnunculus on an electricity pylon. There were two ol...
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Reviews

13 March 2014
Comments Reviews Handbook of the Birds of Cyprus and Migrants of the Middle East. By David A. Bannerman and W. Mary Bannerman. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1971. 237 pages; 27 colour plates; one fold-out map. £3.00. A Check-list of the Birds of Cyprus. By P. F. Stewa...
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Letters

13 March 2014
Comments Letters Woodcock and thrushes breeding in open and Snipe a m o n g trees In view of recent notes on Woodcock Scolopax rusticola nesting away from trees (Brit. Birds, 64: 76; 65: 30-31), it may be worth recording that at dusk on 5 th July 1971, when I walked ac...
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Notes

01 September 1998
Comments Notes The northeast Algerian breeding population of White Storks Ciconia ciconia normally leaves for sub-Saharan winter quarters in July and August, at the time when other long-legged marshbirds arrive to winter alongside the large resident population of Cat...
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Notes

01 December 1997
Comments Notes With reference to Philip Palmer's note and photograph (Brit. Birds 86: 627, plate 231), it is not unusual for Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus to perch on overhead wires in The Gambia. Others and I have observed this and, indeed, one birdwatcher born and br...
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Notes

01 September 1997
Comments Notes The 'Notes' section of British Birds has a history as long as that of the journal itself, providing the opportunity for mostly amateur birdwatchers--as well as the professionals--to record their observations for posterity. For many, this will be the fi...
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Notes

01 May 1997
Comments Notes At 08.21 GMT on 13th October 1989, in the Valle del Palmar (Buenavista), northwestern Tenerife, Canary Islands, I saw a male Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus and a female Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus perched less than 40 cm apart on two adjacen...
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Notes

01 July 1996
Comments Notes At about 16.00 GMT on 16th February 1992, near West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, I saw a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos digging with its bill into a hedge-bank in a field; the thrush pulled out several root fragments of Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum...
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