Monthly Marathon

01 June 1997
Comments Other April's warbler (plate 33) was photographed in an exotic location (in Portugal, by Dr Kevin Carlson, in June 1990) and a few competitors gambled on Spectacled Sylvia conspicillata, Subalpine S. cantillans, Desert S. nana or Barred S. nisoria, but, by a...
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Notes

01 May 1990
Comments Notes Wren fighting with Cetti's Warbler. At 07.30 GMT on 9th August 1987, at Abbey Mead Lake, Newhythe, Kent, I noticed a Wren Troglodytes troglodytes and a Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti fighting on the ground. They were locked in battle, and I came to withi...
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Monthly marathon

01 April 1989
Comments Other As readers will have discovered, the January Sponsored by issue arrived late—the result of a serious machine breakdown at the commercial company which packs and mails the issues of British Birds for us each month. We have, therefore, extended the 'Mo...
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Letters

01 November 1988
Comments Letters 'Breeding status of the Gad wall in Britain and Ireland' Since the publication of this paper (Brit. Birds 81: 51-66), a number of inaccuracies and sources of additional information have been brought to my attention. Gadwalls Anas strepera did in fact bree...
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Notes

01 April 1988
Comments Notes Pied-billed Grebe catching fish attracted by man. I was very interested in Dan Crawley's recent note (Brit. Birds 80: 72-73) describing how a Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus caught fish attracted by bread thrown to waterbirds. I had rather a sim...
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