Mystery photographs

01 April 1993
Comments Main paper When I first saw this photograph (plate 31, repeated here), it was at a distance, so all I could see was what looked like a silhouette of a raptor, which could be an Accipiter. It has pretty good wing shape for a large female Eurasian Sparrowhawk A. ni...
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Notes

01 September 1983
Comments Notes Hen Harrier with rufous-orange underparts A large harrier Circus with rich rufous-orange underparts was present on Fair Isle, Shetland, from 25th August to 8th October 1982. It was a large, heavy ring-tail, whose silhouette at times recalled Ma...
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The 'Marsh Hawk' problem

01 September 1983
Comments Main paper A 'ringtail' harrier at Cley, Norfolk, from October 1957 to April 1958 was identified as a first-year Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus of the Nearctic subspecies hudsonius (previously known as Marsh Hawk in North America, but now called Northern Harrier) bec...
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Notes

01 July 1982
Comments Notes Great White Egrets with red legs and black bills On 25th October 1981, J. Mikuska, A. Dijksen, J. Kuypers and I observed a flock of 110 Great White Egrets Egretta alba on a fishpond near the Kopacki-Rit in Yugoslavia. Among these herons, J M di...
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Notes

01 December 1971
Comments Notes Interaction of Short-eared Owl, Kestrel and H e n Harrier over pipit prey I read with interest the note by T. M. Clegg and D. S. Henderson (Brit. Birds, 64: 317-318) on a Kestrel Falco tinnunculus taking prey from a Short-eared Owl Asia flammeus. At 09.40...
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