Notes

01 February 2001
Comments Notes At 17.45 hours on 20th March 1995, at East Hyde on the River Lea, 3.2 km north of Batford, Hertfordshire, I observed an immature Grey Heron Ardea cinerea perched on a branch of an Alder Alnus glutinosa, the only tree along that stretch of the river. Ow...
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01 November 1988
Comments Notes Grey Heron ingesting junk O n 16th J u n e 1981, at West Sedgemoor, Somerset, I found a juvenile Grey Heron Ardea cinerea; extremely weak a n d almost prostate, it was easily caught. I took it to a nearby farm, where I was told that it had been seen in a ...
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01 December 1984
Comments Notes Grey Heron parents attending grounded nestlings. In my monograph on the Grey Heron Ardea cinerea (1954, The Heron), I stated of young blown from the treetops that 'If in crashing the bird breaks a leg or wing it will not survive long, but if uninjured ...
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01 October 1983
Comments Notes Prolonged aerial encounters between Hen Harrier and Goshawk On 17th February 1980, I observed a 'ringtail' (female/immature) Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus flying low over a Yorkshire moorland. I watched it for several minutes, after which it was j...
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Fifty Years ago

01 November 1979
Comments Other From 'THE BEHAVIOUR OF STARLINGS IN WINTER' by V. C. Wynne-Edwards: 'It is recommended that no steps be taken to destroy Starlings wholesale by poison gas or other efficient means before their local economic status is properly examined . . Ow...
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01 April 1979
Comments Notes Little Grebe uo-ending and foot-paddling On 15th April 1977, at Corsham Lake, Wiltshire, I watched a Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis feeding in pools and channels formed when the lake was partly drained. In the deeper pools i...
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