IN the ” Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ C l u b ” for June, 1905, and in the ” Avicultural Magazine” for August, 1905,1 reeoi’ded the fact t h a t…

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T H E grass-grown mound, known as the Broch of Ayre, is situated in the village of St. Mary’s, between the high road from Kirkwall and the Loch of St. Mary’s, being…

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ALL who have watched the Stone-Curlew ((Edicnemus scolopax) at home will agree that, with regard to protective devices, it is the most highly specialized of the Plover family in this country. I…

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Book reviews // 01.09.1908

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The Food of Some British Birds. By Robert Newstead, M.Sc, A.L.S., &c. Supplement to the Journal of the Board of Agriculture. December, 1908. Price 4d. W E are glad to find t…

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Notes // 01.09.1908

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W E would remind our readers t h a t t h e schedules relating to this enquiry, which were attached to t h e November number of B R I T…

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Tresco in immature plumage in autumn, and sometimes in August. Seven were seen on St. Mary’s on April 10th, 1903, and four at Tresco on April 26th, 1905 (J. Clark and F….

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T H E series of snowstorms which visited nearly all parts of the British Islands in the fourth week of April, 1908, was probably unprecedented for so late a date in the…

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T H E names of John Ray and Francis Willughby, the founders of scientific ornithology in this country, must ever be held in equal honour and esteem. Of very different origin–Willughby being…

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T H E Heron preens its plumage comparatively seldom, and in this respect it differs from the majority of British birds, which may be seen to do so at least once every…

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Book reviews // 01.09.1908

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Birds of Britain. By J. Lewis Bonhote, M.A., F.L.S., P.Z.S., M.B.O.U. With 100 illustrations in colour, selected bv H. E. Dresser from his ” Birds of Europe.” xii. + 405 pp. A….

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