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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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‘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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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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Other // 01.01.1970

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t would be unfair to penalise those competitors whose postcards have been delayed by the British postal strike, or those who were unable to send their entries at all because of blocked…

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‘For a considerable time past there has been a general impression that some of our summer migrants have been decreasing in numbers, and that in some districts certain species which were common…

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‘CAROLINA CRAKE IN OUTER HEBRIDES. AN immature male Carolina Crake (Porzana Carolina) was shot by Mr. A. Blain (Galson Lodge, Stornoway), near Ness, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, on November 12th, 1913, and sent…

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BI.YTH’S REED-WARBLER {Acrocephalus dumelorum). At Fair Isle four or five occurred on September 24th, 26th, 29th and 30th, and October 1st. This is very interesting especially in view of the fact that…

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Other // 01.01.1970

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hat was that diving bird (plate 34)? Competitors named it as: Red-necked Grebe Podicepsgrisegena Black-necked Grebe P. nigricollis Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Shag P. aristotelis Scaup Aythya marila Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus (22%)…

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‘The inclusion of Barrow’s Goldeneye as a British species has recently been shown to be entirely unwarranted and this is mentioned by Mr. Millais in a footnote added while his work was…

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