Birds (in Hampshire, 1952). By Edwin Cohen. From Proc. Hampshire Field Club and Arch. Soc, vol. xviii, pt. 2 (1953). HAMPSHIRE is beyond question the weakest point in south coast ornithology, and, although Mr. Edwin Cohen in these two brief annotated lists for 1951 and 1952 has done his best to produce a Report which can look those of other counties in the face, he would be the first to admit that the necessary quantity and quality of material has not yet been forthcoming. Apart from two field clubs, fewer than fifty individuals contributed to the first of these reports and only about thirty to the second. When fully organised and active Hampshire should do much better than this. The second Report is stated to have been cut down, but it runs to 14^ instead of 12 pages in the first; it follows the B.O.U. Check-List order, and adopts British Birds practice regarding certain names. In the 1951 List we note: Golden Oriole, males in two localities; Crossbills, evidence of breeding in New Forest; Rock Pipit, unsuccessful breeding on mainland; Great Grey Shrike, two on May 26th, a late date; Moustached Warbler (see antea, vol. xlv, p. 219); nestling Blackbird with half-swallowed Stickleback; Hoopoes in June, August and September; Montagu's Harrier reared young, New Forest; Honey Buzzard, two sight records noted as backed by full details, some of which would have been worth publishing in preference, for instance, to a misleading three-line entry under Marsh Warbler merely stating that none
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Issue 8
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Hollom, P. A. D
Schaefer, J
Hollom, P. A. D
Schaefer, J
Hollom, P. A. D
Schaefer, J

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