Pheasant nesting 35 feet above ground in same tree as Sparrowhawk.--On 6th May 1963, in company with Adam Gains, we flushed a hen Pheasant (Phasianus cokbicus) from the old nest of a Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) which had been built the previous year about 3 5 feet above the ground in a spruce in a wood near Alnwick, Northumberland. The nest contained fourteen eggs which were well incubated. Ten ...

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