Notes

01 March 2005
Comments Notes Little Grebe swallowing small mammal Cream-coloured Courser showing feeding attachement to desert road Exceptional numbers of Oriental Plovers in southern Siberia in 2003 Ruffs feeding on contents of Giraffe's stomach Ta...
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Notes

01 September 2001
Comments Notes It is well known that a staple component in the diet of European Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus is social wasps (Vespidae), in particular their pupae and larvae... ...
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Monthly marathon

01 December 2000
Comments Other It's a Ruff Philomachus pugnax, isn't it? October's Monthly Marathon picture (plate 300, repeated here as plate 363) is one that I expect many people will have recognised instantly without necessarily being able to put their finger on exactly ...
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Notes

01 March 2000
Comments Notes At 08.51 GMT on 19th October 1995, near Keyhaven, Hampshire, I noticed a Great Skua Catharacta skua in fierce pursuit of a Little Egret Egretta garzetta about 1 km away over nearby saltmarsh. The egret was soon seized by the left wing and tumbled into ...
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Notes

01 December 1998
Comments Notes I agree with Rob Hume's editorial comment on Roderick Thome's account of a presumed melanistic Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus in Orkney (Brit. Birds 89: 570) that such melanism is rare among gulls. In ten years of active gull-watching, I have seen ...
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Monthly marathon

01 September 1994
Comments Other The two birds shown in plate 94 were named as White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons (37%), Bean Geese A. fabalis (35%), Pink-footed Geese A. brachyrhynchus (14%), Greylag Geese A. anser (8%) and Lesser White-fronted Geese A. erythropus (6%), wi...
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Monthly marathon

01 January 1994
Comments Other In this competition, you could win a SUNBIRD birdwatching holiday of your choice, in America, Africa or Asia. Just identify the bird each month and add up your scores when you are correct. The first person to reach a total of 500 will win. (Please read...
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