I T may be of interest to record that on the morning of March 9th, 1930, near Addington, Surrey, I watched a hen Whinchat {Saxicola r. rubetra) for about five minutes. It was perched on a post at the side of a lane, and allowed me to approach to within thirty feet, where, through glasses I had no difficulty in identifying it. I have had considerable experience of this bird in Wales, but in the lo...

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