Notes

Notes // 01.11.1908

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AN article in the ” Field ” of December 21st, 1907 (p. 1109) describes the nesting of a Montagu’s Harrier in Surrey. The article, which is signed ” T. P.,” gives details…

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(Continued from page 322.) PURPLE HERON Ardea purpurea L. S. page 369. NORFOLK.–A young female is recorded as having been shot near Lowestoft about October 20th, 1899 (J. H. Gurney, Zool., 1900,…

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T H E idea t h a t our native avifauna has now been so thoroughly explored t h a t little of importance remains to be discovered, is, unfortunately, deeply rooted…

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T H E Little Owl (Athene noctua) cannot now be regarded as anything more than an introduced species in these islands owing to the fact that so many have been ” t…

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As the Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) has long since ceased to breed in this country, although it still frequently occurs from autumn to spring, it may be of interest to give the results…

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Notes

Notes // 01.10.1908

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T o compile a complete bibliography of a subject which has attracted so much attention for so m a n y years as the ornithology of this country would be a task…

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IT is surely a little surprising that no one has yet seriously attempted to analyse and systematise the marvellous range of variation which the eggs of the Tree-Pipit (Anthus trivialis) present, in…

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S A B I N E ‘ S GULL Xema sabinii (Sab.). S. page 657. I m m a t u r e birds appear to occur almost regularly in a u…

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A F T E R some years’ observation of the birds in the neighbourhood of Tunbridge Wells, we came to the conclusion t h a t in many species each pair inhabits…

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I DO not propose to enter here into the peculiarities of the Little Tern (Sterna minuta) in general, but merely to give a few facts relative to the last Yorkshire breeding colony,…

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