of flying machines are m a n y ; students of the flight of birds are few, in spite of the fact that there is, in our own country at any rate,…

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–One shot by W. Humby in 1885 at Chris tchurch is in t h e H a r t Collection (Birds of Hants, p. 34). STOREY.’–One in t h e Charterhouse Collection…

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I T is rather surprising that, while so much has been written about British birds, so little has been said about their nestling stages. Judging from the meagre descriptions which even the…

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THE following account of a nest of the Common Heron {Ardea cinerea L.) built in the middle of a small pool of water is worth recording, as being a departure from the…

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Notes

Notes // 01.03.1908

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have frequently been recorded as nesting in curious places, but I do not think they have been known to choose such a remarkable site as the following. A pair relined an old…

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AT the meeting of the British Ornithologists’ Club, held on June 17th last, I exhibited a male specimen of the South European Large-billed Reed-Bunting (Emberiza pyrrhulo ‘des palustris), This bird, which is…

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(Continued from page 57.) TUFTED DUCK Fuligula cristata (Leach). S. page 447. SUSSEX.–Recorded as breeding in the county (J. G. Millais, Vict. Hist. Sussex, Vol. I.). HAMPSHIRE.–First known to nest in the…

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a recent number of B R I T I S H B I R D S * Mr. W. P. Pycraft contributed a highly stimulating paper on the subject of nests, with…

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as occurring during acorn or beech-mast years, though the causa morbi has not been so generally understood. I n B R I T I S H B I R D S (Vol….

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.03.1908

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The Birds of Kent. By William J. Davis. Map and one illustration. J. & W. Davis, Dartford. 1907. 6s. net. T H E county of Kent is of such importance ornithologically, that…

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