I HAD the Water-Rail (Rallus aquaticus) figured here under observation for a month, as I was particularly anxious to secure photographs of the young when fledged. Perhaps the most astonishing fact with…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.02.1909

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The British Warblers–A History, with Problems of their Lives. By H. Eliot Howard, F.Z.S., M.B.O.U. Part III. Coloured and Photogravure Plates. (R. H. Porter.) 21s. net per part. WE have already given…

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Notes

Notes // 01.02.1909

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W E are very glad to be able to state t h a t the scheme for marking birds with aluminium rings, outlined in our last number, has been well taken u…

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young. After some twenty years’ absence from the cliffs a pair was seen in April, 1902, when the hen bird was shot. In 1904 a pair was again seen, but it is…

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W H I L E serving in H.M.S. ” Venus ” on the Mediterranean Station from August, 1905, to February, 1908, I saw, one way and another, a good deal of the…

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THE chicks of the Sanderling (Calidris arenaria), which form the subject of this contribution, are of historical interest, inasmuch as they are the first t h a t have been made known…

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Notes

Notes // 01.01.1909

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M A Y I trespass on your space to the extent of a few lines t o draw the attention of readers of B R I T I S H B I…

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I N his ” Birds of Sussex ” (1891, p . 134), the late Mr. Borrer wrote of this species (Linota rufescens) that ” i t is seldom met with in the…

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SOME birds are resident the whole year throughout the areas they inhabit, while others move more or less northward or southward with the change of the seasons, while still others roam practically…

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O N May 1st, 1908, Captain R. D. Fanshawe, with whom I was staying in North Devon, about eleven miles from the outskirts of Exmoor, informed me t h a t nearly…

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