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Gannet nest with two chicks My wife and I were on the Bass Rock, East Lothian, in July 1973 photographing Gannets Sula bassana at their nests. On our first visit we saw…

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Moorhen completely submerging for more than a minute On 16 th January 1972 James Parkin and I were walking along the bank of the River Eden near Musgrave, Westmorland, when we saw…

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Two pairs of Kestrels nesting on one electricity pylon On 15 th April 1971, in an area of reinstated opencast land at Staveley, Derbyshire, loud trilling calls drew my attention to four…

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Partridge plunging into water At about midday on 9th February 1972, we witnessed a remarkable piece of behaviour by a Partridge Perdix perdix at Fairham Brook, a tributary of the Trent at…

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Shags laying two clutches Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis have long been considered capable of producing two broods in one breeding season, but direct evidence of this is lacking (see The Handbook, vol 4;…

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H o u s e Martins settling and roosting in reed beds During July, August and September 1970, S. and R. Millington and I regularlyobserved numbers of House Martins Delichon urbica settling…

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When the Rarities Committee was set up, our editorial of August 1959 stated that we proposed also to print descriptions of all observations of species recorded in Britain and Ireland not more…

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Woodcock nesting away from trees With reference to J. Russell’s note on a deserted nest of a Woodcock Scolopax rusticola in a hole in a sandbank (Brit. Birds, 64: 76), I might…

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Little Grebes attacking Coots and domestic ducks.–Although The Handbook describes the Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) as “sometimes aggressive towards other birds”, we have been unable to trace any record of similar…

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BB readers who enjoyed various recent articles and correspondence about old records of Hawk Owls, and a report of one shot in Wiltshire sometime in the nineteenth century in particular, may be interested…

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