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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.11.1979

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F r o m ‘THE BEHAVIOUR OF STARLINGS IN WINTER’ by V. C. Wynne-Edwards: ‘It is recommended t h a t n o steps be taken to destroy Starlings wholesale by poison…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.10.1979

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cork woods with Major W. M. Congreve on May 9th, 1890 we saw a male Spanish Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dryobates m. hispanus) go to a Spanish Blue Tit’s nest in a cork…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.09.1979

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‘During the frost, especially towards the end [of February-March 1929], large numbers of dead wild fowl came down the Severn at Bridgnorth; either shot or perished of cold and starvation. People waited…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.08.1979

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Generous review:”… a number of coloured plates, in which the birds are badly drawn and coarsely coloured, and mostly inaccurate in detail, but usually recognizable. . . . It is much hoped…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.07.1979

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‘ “Can any of the Petrels walk on the toes ? I think n o t . . . ” Thus, Mr T. A. Coward sums up the question . . ….

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.06.1979

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‘When we arrived on the grounds at the close of the month–we had been unavoidably delayed by the procrastinations of our Indian guide for more than a week–we found the Greater Yellowlegs…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.05.1979

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‘BLACK REDSTARTS IN PEMBROKESHIRE. On November 21st, 1928, a male Black Redstart (Phoenicurus 0. gibraltariensis) was seen near the cliffs at Martinshaven, the extreme southwest corner of Pembrokeshire. R. M. LOCKLEY.’ ‘PINK-FOOTED…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.04.1979

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Editor’s note–When Mr Nicholson suggested that British Birds should organise a census of British heronries in England, Wales and, if possible, Scotland, I agreed to do so provided he would not only…

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.03.1979

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Fifty Years ago

Other // 01.01.1979

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along the shore near Boulmer, Northumberland, on October 1st, 1928, my attention was attracted by a small bird, which was unknown to me . . . I shot i t . ….

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