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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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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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‘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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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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‘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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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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