Letters

Letters // 01.12.1908

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SIRS,–My friend, Lehrer Precht, of Bremen, tells me the following tale, which I have every reason to believe is quite authentic :–It appears t h a t during the hard frost experienced…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.12.1908

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A Monograph of the Petrels (Order Tubinares). B y F . DuCane Godman, P . R . S . Large Royal 4to, with over 100 handcoloured plates. Witherby & Co. T H…

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Notes

Notes // 01.12.1908

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W E have referred more t h a n once to the extraordinarily successful results of Mr. W. Eagle Clarke’s investigations of the birds which pass through Fair Isle. Mr. Clarke now…

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birds of any given species display a wonderful uniformity in their selection of nest-building materials, and in the structure of their nests, variations from the normal are constantly met with. Sometimes such…

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T H E observations on which this article is “based have been made during the last three years, chiefly in the Tunbridge Wells district (Kent and Sussex) and at Wye (Kent), but…

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T H E subject of the accompanying illustrations was hatched oil June 20th last year, in a Pied Wagtail’s nest, situated quite close to the house, in a privet hedge, on the…

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Notes

Notes // 01.11.1908

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regularly in north a n d west Sussex, probably in the east of the county, where Dr. C. B . Ticehurst found a brood in 1906, and probably also in other parts…

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(Continued from page 334.) BLACK NECKED GREBE Podicipes nigricollis C. L. Brehm. S. page 723. OXFORDSHIRE.–A pair shot on a large pond near Bloxham on September 19th, 1899, were thought to have…

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time to time references have been made in the pages of B R I T I S H B I R D S * to the work of the various investigators who…

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I T is difficult to determine what position Thomas Bewick holds among the principal British ornithologists; it is difficult indeed to determine whether he was, in the strict sense of the word,…

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