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aving known Bill Bourne for u p to 30 years and having had the experience of working with him–continually being educated, often having to placate and sometimes being alarmed–how can we refuse…

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‘FULMAR PETREL BREEDING IN CO. KERRY. The rapid extension southwards of the breeding-range of the Fulmar Petrel (Fulmams g. glacialis) is exemplified by its occurrence this year on the Great Skellig (seven…

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‘COOTS AND MOORHENS LAYING IN THE SAME NEST. As I do not remember to have seen any record of a Coot (Fulica a. atra) and a Moorhen (Gallinula ch. chloropus) or two…

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‘Can Mr. Witherby prove that the Crossbill has not bred in Ireland for the last hundred years, or five hundred years if you like? It is pretty easy to make an assertion…

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‘VARIATION IN TONGUE-SPOTS OF NESTLING SKYLARK. WHEN, in 1907 (cf. Ibis, 1907, p, 574), I drew attention to the tongue-marks found in the young of certain Passerine birds, I was under the…

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Monthly Marathon

Other // 01.01.1970

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he sixth photograph in the current series (Brit. i Birds 80: 514, plate 260) must have provided a psychological problem for those entrants (17%) who had named the fifth bird (actually a…

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‘PARENT-BIRDS REMOVING MATTER FROM THE GAPES OF NESTLINGS. For some years now I have been paying particular attention to the nestlings of common birds. It is of course now known to all…

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‘On December 13th, 1912, my brother shot a Curlew-Sandpiper (Eroliaferruginea) atCairness, Aberdeenshire. I saw the bird half an hour after it was dead, and was able to identify it. My brother thought…

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‘THE RED-THROATED DIVER IN ITS BREEDING-HAUNTS. BYE. L. TVRNF.R. HON. MF.M. B.O.U. We can hardly imagine a greater contrast than that which exists between an English hedgerow in early June and the…

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Monthly marathon

Other // 01.01.1970

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ovember’s wader photograph (Brit. Birds 80: 594, plate 302) was obviously far too easy to identify: Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca (74%) Lesser Yellowlegs T.flavipes (11%) Redshank T. totanus (8%) Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus…

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