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wandering about soon after dawn on the morning of May 8th, I came across one of the most amusing incidents connected with bird life which I have ever watched. A pair of…

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(Continued from page 129.) BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana bailloni (Vieill). ESSEX.–One was caught by a dog near Dagenham on October 3rd, 1874, and is now in the museum of the Essex Field Club…

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(Continued from page 106.) promising field which awaits the ornithologist seeking new pastures, will be found in the colouring of the inside of the mouth of nestling birds. This colouring appears to…

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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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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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–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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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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THE first printed list of British Birds is that contained in the ” Pinax Rerum . . . Britannicarum ” of Christopher Merrett, or Merret. This small 8vo work was published in…

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T H E following paper does not pretend to be an exhaustive one, but is the result of my own observations during the past winter in the district of Barnstaple, North Devon….

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who takes an interest in the birds of this country will have the greatest satisfaction in learning that the Ruff, so long lost to Norfolk as a breeding bird, has once more…

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