Notes

01 January 1988
Comments Notes W o o d p i g e o n s n e s t i n g o n sea cliffs and i n s i d e buildings Woodpigeons Columba palumbus usually nest on trees, in bushes, hedges, thickets or among creepers, and occasionally on the ground or on ledges of buildings (BWP vol. 4 ) . An exc...
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01 October 1979
Comments Notes Underwing-feeding by Night Heron Canopy feeding by the Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca is well known, and recently has been recorded by M. D. England for Black Storks Ciconia nigra in Portugal (Brit. Birds 67: 236237). J. F. Reynolds (Brit. Birds...
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01 October 1976
Comments Notes Breeding success of Red-throated Divers on Hascosay The note by D. P. Cyrus on the breeding success of Red-throated Divers Gavia stellata on Fetlar, Shetland, in 1971 {Brit. Birds, 68: 75-76) prompts me to record the following. B. Hawkes and I ...
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01 May 1960
Comments Notes Broken e g g s i n nests of Sparrowhawk.--I can add two records to Dr. D . A. Ratcliffe's list (Brit. Birds, 53: 128-129) of broken eggs of Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), one of them showing that the phenomenon goes back some time. On 7th June 1927, near...
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01 January 1956
Comments Notes Harlequin Duck in Shetland.--While watching- waders at half tide at the Pool of Virkie, south Shetland, on the afternoon of 16th October 1955, we noticed a small dark duck which we believed was a female or first-winter Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrio...
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01 April 1951
Comments Notes T H E following notes, made on a colony of Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) in a Cambridge street during March, 1949, have been prompted by Mr. C. M. Ogilvie's article on this subject (antea, pp. 1-5). This rookery, comprising only five pairs, was a new one, pr...
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01 March 1948
Comments Notes ON July 19th, 1947, whilst cycling near Heytesbury, Wiltshire, I heard some Magpies (P. p. pica) chattering, as though alarmed, in a hawthorn not far from the road. I turned and was just in time to see a Carrion Crow (Corvus c. corone) strike a Magpie to...
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