Letters

01 April 1955
Comments Letters THE ABERDEENSHIRE RECORD OF A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW 5ms,--Commenting - on the four British-taken examples of the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) in their excellent and timely paper "American land-birds in western E u r o p e " (antea, pp....
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Notes

01 July 1953
Comments Notes Birds with abnormal bills.--With reference to previous notes on this subject (antea, vol. xliv, pp. 60, 349-50; vol. xlv, p. 402), we have received several more records of bill deformities and the following are worth quoting :OYSTERCATCHER (Hcetnatopus os...
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Notes

01 February 1948
Comments Notes DURING the years 1946 and 1947 I have noticed several species singing outside what appears to be their normal song-period as defined in The Handbook charts. Some of these variations are considerable, others less so. The particulars are as follows :-- NUT...
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Notes

01 December 1946
Comments Notes ON April 26th, 1946, I found near Portchester, Hants., the nest of a Magpie (Pica p. pica) containing eleven eggs, all very round in shape and smaller than usual. Only one hen was observed at the nest, which is in a hawthorn and has been used for years ;...
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Notes

01 September 1946
Comments Notes THE habit of sun-bathing by passerine birds.is discussed in a note by T. S. Williams (antea, p. 152). As indicated in the Editorial comment thereto this is probably commoner than at first sight appears to be the case. To the list of species given I can a...
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Notes

01 July 1946
Comments Notes Ox February 22nd, 1946, I received word from David Reid that a pair of Ravens {Corvus c. corax) were building a nest in a small Ayrshire heronry. I visited the site two days later and the nest, which could be distinguished from the Herons' by the presenc...
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