THE death of Professor Newton, which took place at Cambridge on the 7th of June last, creates a void in the ranks of British Ornithologists which it will be impossible to fill….

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Notes

Notes // 01.01.1908

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A N Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus aquaticus) was killed a t the Eddystone Lighthouse, off Cornwall, on October 11th, 1907, and a wing sent for identification. Q -g TICEHURST W H I T…

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(Continued from Vol. L, page 350.) FLAMINGO Phcenicopterus roseus Pall. S. page 395. [On November 22nd, 1902, a Flamingo was shot on the Wash ; on November 5th, 1904, another was seen…

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There are three means of identification–(1) the eggs themselves ; (2) the down found in the nests ; (3) the feathers which are generally mixed with the down. The last provides by…

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O N April 1st, 1908, an example of one of the ” Dovelike Fulmars ” was found dead under a tree near Tarporley, Cheshire, b y a man who attends the weekly…

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(circa 1500–1568). THE history of British ornithology may be said to commence from the time of William Turner, famous both as a naturalist and an author. Born just 400 years ago, this…

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Letters

Letters // 01.01.1908

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To the Editors of BRITISH BIRDS. SIRS,–On May 5th I found a Long-tailed Tit’s nest about five feet from the ground in an isolated hawthorn, and as I approached it a bird…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.01.1908

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Heport on the Immigrations of Summer Residents in the Spring of 1906, bv the Committee appointed by the British Ornithologists’ Club. (Forming Vol. XX., Bull. B.O.C. Edited by W. R. Ogilvie-Grant.) 34…

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Notes

Notes // 01.01.1908

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* # * A series of Articles commencing next month will deal with the records concernin g British birds, published from 1899 to May 31st, 1907, consequently extracts from periodical literature will…

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was always one of the chief delights of my boyhood, so when, some ten years ago, I settled down in this country–comparatively speaking–after having spent a quarter of a century of my…

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