Letters

01 February 1961
Comments Letters The Len Howard Appeal Sirs--All readers of Miss Len Howard's books Birds as Individuals and Living with Birds have been distressed to learn that her life's work is threatened by building on the land next to her garden sanctuary. For twenty-one years Miss ...
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Watching migration by radar

01 August 1959
Comments Main paper So FAR AS I know, the first time that radar echoes were definitely identified as coming from birds was in the spring of 1940, when an experimental equipment on a wavelength of 50 cm. at Christchurch, Hampshire, detected gulls (Larus spp.) (Shire, 1958). U...
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Letters

01 November 1956
Comments Letters T H E R E A C T I O N S O F MAN A N D B I R D T O A S C O R P I O N S I R S , -- I n his letter on " T h e effects of model scorpion and lizard on a bird t a b l e " (antea, vol. xlviii, pp. 556-557), Col. R. Meinertzhagen suggested that the fear-reaction...
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Notes

01 April 1956
Comments Notes Purple Heron in Surrey.--On 18th September 1955 I disturbed a juvenile Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) in a patch of rather close-growing reeds at the south end of Frensham Little Pond, six miles N . W . of Haslemere, Surrey. First seen indistinctly in the ...
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Letters

01 August 1952
Comments Letters SIRS,--The Ibis for April 1953 will include a group of papers on Visible Migration (particularly in passerine birds) as observed in various countries. The newly-formed Sub-committee on Visible Migration of the British Trust for Ornithology (see below) fee...
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Visible migration at Land's End

01 March 1952
Comments Main paper THE study of visible migration, initiated by Eagle Clarke (1912), has received a new impetus in the last few years. In October, many Sky-Larks (Alauda arvensis), Chaffinches (Fringilla caslebs) and Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), with smaller numbers of oth...
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Notes

01 December 1947
Comments Notes I AM indebted to the Rev. L. G. M. Sheldon, of Crowborough, Sussex, who is an experienced ornithologist and at whose vicarage these notes were made, for providing me with the following facts. In mid-April of this year, 1947, a cock Pied Wagtail (Motacill...
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Notes

01 September 1947
Comments Notes ON April 22nd, 1947, near Muthill, Perthshire, I caught a glimpse, from a car, of a commotion in some rough grassland near the edge of a wood. I stopped the car and my wife and I then saw that a pair of Carrion Crows (Corvus c. corone) was attacking some...
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