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`RED-BACKED SHRIKE IN CORK. A N immature Red-backed Shrike (Lanius c. collurio) was killed striking the lantern at the Fastnet Rock, Co. Cork, at 3.30 a.m. on August 30th, 1930; the wind…

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That the number of Great Crested Grebes (Podiceps c. cristatus) nesting in some parts of England is largely determined by the frequency of nesting sites of a certain type can, I think,…

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Fifty years ago

Other // 01.02.2006

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By SETON GORDON, C. B. E. (Collins “New Naturalist”, London, 1955). 246 pages, 17 photographs. 16s. `A MONOGRAPH on the Golden Eagle [Aquila chrysaetos] in Scotland is long overdue and who could…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.02.2006

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Monthly Marathon photo number 217, reproduced here as plate 38, clearly shows a relatively small passerine with a finely streaked mantle. From first impressions alone we can rule out most families, based…

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Fifty years ago:

Other // 01.11.2005

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`SARDINIAN WARBLER ON LUNDY.­­An adult male Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala) was trapped on Lundy at 0905 hrs G.M.T. on 10th May 1955. After being examined, measured and photographed, it was shown to…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.11.2005

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pipit. This structure fits a bunting or an American Monthly Marathon photo number sparrow much 216 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 176, better. Turning to repeated here as plate 390) clearly the North…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.09.2005

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In Monthly Marathon photo number 215 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 115, repeated here as plate 307), we can see a small bird perched at the edge of a pool or puddle, but…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.06.2005

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Monthly Marathon photo number 214 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 87, repeated here as plate 175) is unusual for a MM wader in that we can see some of its head and bill…

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Fifty years ago:

Other // 01.05.2005

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`MYRTLE WARBLER IN DEVON: A NEW BRITISH BIRD By F. RAYMOND SMITH `ON 4th January 1955 a blizzard swept over southern England and covered the Exeter area of Devon with three inches…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.04.2005

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Marathon photo number 213 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 19, repeated here as plate 114) is clearly a species of Parus, and our choice should immediately be narrowed down to the four species…

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