Notes

01 May 1969
Comments Notes Woodpigeons cooing at night J. N . Tomlinson's note and the accompanying editorial comment (Brit. Birds, 62: 76-77) give the impression that it is exceptional for Woodpigeons Columba palumbus to call at night. In the past 28 years, however, living in thre...
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Notes

01 July 1968
Comments Notes Little Grebes choking to death on fish.--On ioth March 1968, at Brompton-on-Swale, near Catterick, Yorkshire, J. V. Anderson discovered a freshly dead bird on the river bank, with a fish jammed in its bill. I visited the spot with him the next day and fou...
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Notes

01 January 1968
Comments Notes Feeding relationship between mullet and Herring Gulls.--On 26th August 1967, at Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, I watched a shoal of mullet Mugil sp. swimming in ten feet of water alongside a small trawler tied up in the North Harbour. These mullet were lift...
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Notes

01 May 1966
Comments Notes Surface-feeding and up-ending by Goosander.--In December 1965 and early January 1966, at Chew Valley Lake, Somerset, one and sometimes two female Goosanders Mergus merganser regularly fed close to the shore in shallow water near the mouth of a small strea...
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Letters

01 April 1965
Comments Letters Manx Shearwaters as prey of Peregrines Sirs,--A recent note by A. J. Gaston (Brit. Birds, 57: 466-467) stated that there did not appear to be any previous record of the Manx Shearwater Procellaria puffinus as prey of the Peregrine Fa/co peregrinus in Brit...
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Notes

01 October 1961
Comments Notes Little Grebe eating bread.--On 3rd September 1961, we were standing by a lake in Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, when we noted that a Little Grebe (Podsceps ruficollis) showed interest at the approach of some people to feed the water fowl. As soon as they ...
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