Horton, K. W, Wilkins, S. G. J. P, Pochin, R. E, Wild, O. H, Horton, K. W, Wilkins, S. G. J. P, Pochin, R. E, Wild, O. H, Pochin, R. E & Horton, K. W / May 1939 – vol. 33, issue 8–400 IN May, 1937, I watched a hen Blackbird (Turdus m. merula) at the weir at Cropston Reservoir, Leicestershire, catching what I took to be minnows, but they may have been sticklebacks. The fish had been stranded in small shallow pools and were swimming about making ripples on the surface. The bird actually caught these while they were swimming and killed them by repeated blows with her beak or by s... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.