The note on the unusual feeding behaviour of a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos and Blackbird T. merula at a garden pond in Berkshire (Brit. Birds 113: 301–302) prompts me to put on record the following. On 29th June 1952, on the side of the River Nidd near Knaresborough Ringing Station, Yorkshire, I watched a juvenile Blackbird standing in the fast-flowing shallow wat


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