Editorials

in 1954/55.–It is evident from reports we have received and from preliminary enquiries made by Mr. J, A. G. Barnes, that some summer visitors, notably terns and Hirundines but also other species…

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It was decided at the close of the XIII International Ornithological Congress at Ithaca, New York, that the next Congress would be held in Great Britain in 1966, with Dr. David Lack…

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New Ornithological Appointments.–With the aid of a grant from the Nature Conservancy the Wildfowl Trust have appointed Dr. G. V. T. Matthews as Assistant Director (Research) from ist May 1955. Dr. Matthews…

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‘Recent reports’ and the Rarities Committee We regret the continued irregularity of the ‘Recent reports’ feature. There was a considerable outcry from readers when it was suggested last October (Brit. Birds, 5…

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Editorials // 01.01.1955

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arisen in maintaining the standards and developing the scope and service of this journal during the 195o’s, following the early death of H. F. Witherby’s chosen successor, B. W. Tucker. We explained…

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Editorials // 01.10.1954

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IT has for a long time been becoming increasingly obvious that the production of a first-rate monthly Magazine to provide ” a current history of British B i r d s ”…

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Presentation fund for Miss E. P. Leach.–We offer our warmest congratulations to Miss E. P. Leach on the M.B.E. that was awarded to her in the 1954 Birthday Honours’ List for her…

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Large passage of Black Terns.–In 1946, 1948, 1949 and 1950 interesting spring passages of Black Terns (Chlidonias niger) were noted in the British Isles, and the records were summarized and discussed in…

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Unusual invasion of Lapland Buntings.–Both Fair Isle and Lundy Bird Observatories reported an unprecedented invasion of Lapland Buntings (Calcarius lapponicus) in early and mid-September, 1953. The first %vave reached a peak at…

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Errata

Editorials // 01.12.1953

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VOL. XLVI. Line 13 from bottom, for “Savidge” read “Savage”. Line 12 from bottom, for “extirpation” read “extirpation”. Line 27 from bottom, for “cinerea” read “brachydactyla”. Line 19, for “the first record”…

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