Notes

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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Letters

01 December 1956
Comments Letters I N T E R P R E T A T I O N O F V A R I A T I O N AMONG T H E YELLOW WAGTAILS S I R S , -- May I ask a little of your space in which to comment on some points in Dr. Mayr's summing-up (antea, pp. 115-119) of our present state of knowledge of the Yellow Wa...
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Notes

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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Notes

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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Notes

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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Notes

01 July 1936
Comments Notes CROSSBILLS' METHOD OF FEEDING, A NOTE in the June number of British Birds (Vol. XXX., p. 27) by B. D. Moreton, tempts me to carry the observations a little farther by publishing a few notes made as long ago as 1888 on the method of feeding of some Crossbi...
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