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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01 January 1983
Comments Notes Use by seabirds of human fishing activities. Jeffery Boswall (Brit. Birds 70: 79-81) commented that little has been published on the use made by seabirds of human fishing activities. A main factor adduced by the late James Fisher (1952, The Fulmar) to ...
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01 August 1982
Comments Notes Nest-site provision experiment for Long-eared Owls To attempt to improve the breeding success of Long-eared Owls Asio otus, artificial nestsites were provided in an area where the owls were known to overwinter. The nests provided consisted of t...
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01 May 1981
Comments Notes Buzzard preying on Short-eared Owl At about 13.00 GMT on 26th October 1978,1 observed a Short-eared Owl Asio lammeus quartering the Chy-kembro Common, near Zennor, west Cornwall, at a height of l-2m. Suddenly, a Buzzard Buteo buteo flew up from...
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01 July 1967
Comments Notes Call-notes of Slavonian and Black-necked Grebes in autumn.-- On 24th September 1966, at the Queen Mary Reservoir, Middlesex, I heard an unfamiliar call which I eventually traced to an apparently immature Slavonian Grebe Podkeps auritus. It persistently ut...
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01 June 1951
Comments Notes Tebbutt's note on birds becoming " c a u g h t u p " in flocks of other species (antea, vol. xliii, p . 332) prompts me to record the following observations, which were made some years ago when I was living near Bury, Lancashire. Mr. Tebbutt gives exampl...
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01 January 1950
Comments Notes IT is well-known that a great many species of birds make use of old nests of the Magpie (Pica pica). I have several times seen examples of Carrion Crows (Corvus corone) doing so. In 1949, for the first time, I have had an example of Rooks (C. frugilegus)...
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