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Normally April and May provide us with quite a scattering of vagrants from southern and south-eastern Europe, but this year such wanderers seem to have been rather few. There were two reports…

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N e w Dictionary of Birds.–Work has been going on in earnest for over five years on a New Dictionary of Birds, a centenary enterprise of the British Ornithologists’ Union. The formidable…

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Prize-winning films.–The B.B.C. and the Council for Nature recently announced the results of their jointly sponsored natural history film competition for amateurs. The joint winners of the £700 prize in the main…

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A new edition of the Field Guide.–Many bird-watchers find it difficult to remember the time when A. Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, by Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort…

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Brownsea Island Nature Reserve.–In these days, when so many interesting areas are being lost to the naturalist, it is heartening to hear the happier story of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset,…

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A new British List.–It was announced at the October scientific meeting of the British Ornithologists’ Union that the Union proposes to prepare a new list of British birds, and that consideration is…

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