SIRS,--Since a t one or two widely separated localities in t h e Midlands this bird appears t o be on t h e increase, a n d in places is actually re-establishing itself after years of absence, i t h a s been thought desirable t o hold a thorough inquiry into t h e present status of t h e species throughout t h e British Isles and this has been arranged in conjunction with the British Trust for Orn...

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