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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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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Notes

01 June 1946
Comments Notes WITH reference to Lt.-Col. B. H. Ryves's statement (antea, p. 43) that all species of buntings are absent in the Scillies, it may be of interest to record that my husband and I saw and heard several Corn-Buntings {Emberiza calandra) in song on St. Agnes,...
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Notes

01 August 1939
Comments Notes EASILY the outstanding ornithological event in Sussex for the year 1939 was the accomplished breeding, for the first time since about 1895, of a pair of Ravens (Corvus c. corax) in a sea-cliff some miles removed from the one in which, in 1938, (?) anothe...
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Notes

01 January 1938
Comments Notes As there is apparently no previous record for the Outer Hebrides, it may be of interest to report that a Hawfinch (Coccothraustes c. coccothraustes) was killed in North Uist on October 27th, 1937, and that I saw another at Newton Lodge, North Uist, on No...
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Letters

01 September 1937
Comments Letters SIRS,--I think Mr. David Lack is clearly right in concluding from the scene he describes (antea, p . 82) t h a t the crest of the Goldcrest (Regulus r. anglorum) is an instance of ornamentation functioning as a " threatcolour", and used for t h a t purpo...
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Notes

01 September 1937
Comments Notes A WELL-AUTHENTICATED clutch of eggs of the Pine-Grosbeak (Pinicola e. enucleator), exceeding four, is so rare that it may be worth recording that a nest containing five fresh eggs of this species was found near Noatun, east Finmark, on June n t h , 1937,...
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Notes

01 October 1936
Comments Notes reference to the note on Jays (Garrulus glandarius) seen by Lt.-Col. R. N. Thompson coming in from the sea at Fairlight Cove, Sussex, on May 22nd, 1936 (quoted antea p. 80) I saw a flock of nine Jays at the same place on the morning of May 17th, 1936. Th...
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