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Nature Conservancy’s new experimental station.–Monks’ Wood Experimental Station at Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, was officially opened by Lord Hailsham on 28th October. This major research station has been specifically built for its purpose…

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Conference of European Ringing Centres.–A Conference of European Ringing Centres was held in Paris in October to discuss plans for the orientation of ringing towards certain selected species, the advisability of controlling…

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(These are largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records) This summary is mainly concerned with the thirty days from n t h September to ioth October, but it brings in some earlier reports…

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Annual Conference.–The Annual Conference of the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club will be held at the Hotel Dunblane (formerly Dunblane Hydro Hotel), Perthshire, from 25 th to 27th October. Guest speakers will be Dr….

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[These are largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records] This summary is mainly concerned with the period from 21st July to 10th September. Highlights included a heavy passage of northern waders, a striking…

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Research and the R.S.P.B.–The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds will shortly be appointing a staff biologist to carry out research into ecological problems of a long-term nature, particularly on its…

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‘Recent reports’ As the ‘Recent reports’ in August covered most of July and as the present issue is going to press only ten days later, we are holding this feature over to…

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Dutch publication’s special number on birds of prey.—The Dutch have always been in the vanguard of bird protection in Europe and they are reacting quickly and strongly to the appalling threat to…

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(These are largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records) This summary is mainly concerned with the last fortnight of June and the first three weeks of July, a period which produces the first…

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(These are largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records) This summary is mainly concerned with the last fortnight of May and the first half of June, but it includes some observations from early…

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