Hybrid Great Tit x Blue Tit

01 April 2021
Comments Notes On 2nd February 2019, CE was mist-netting at a garden feeder near Hexham, in Northumberland, at a site where he has trapped in excess of 20,000 Great Tits Parus major and Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus (approximate ratio 1:2) since 1985. A...
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Seventy-Five years ago

01 July 1987
Comments Other 'LITTLE OWLS BREEDING IN ESSEX. THE first I heard of the Little Owl (Athene n. noctua) in the neighbourhood of Felsted, was from Mr. Hughes-Hughes, of Leez Priory, who had been brought a specimen for identification at the end of 1909 by the bailiff on ...
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Seventy-five years ago

01 April 1983
Comments Other 'The Little Owl (Athene noctua) cannot now be regarded as anything more than an introduced species in these islands owing to the fact that so many have been "turned down" in various parts of the country. The interest in its possible migrations to Engla...
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Notes

01 August 1981
Comments Notes Predation on Manx Shearwaters by grey seals On most evenings during early August 1976, large flocks of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus fed on the tide race between South Bishop Lighthouse and Ramsey Island, Dyfed. Regular gathering...
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Notes

01 January 1979
Comments Notes Success of artificial island nest-sites for divers  The breeding success of divers Gavia in south mainland Argyll has been very poor For some years (e.g. one young from eight pairs): too low to ensure maintenance of the populatio...
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