Letters

01 August 1977
Comments Letters Melanistic Grey Heron Bryan L. Sage (in litt.) has confirmed that, when making his recent comment (Brit. Birds 70: 76), he had overlooked my record of a melanistic Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Little Tring Reservoir, Tring, Hertfordshire, on 29th S...
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Letters

01 November 1956
Comments Letters T H E R E A C T I O N S O F MAN A N D B I R D T O A S C O R P I O N S I R S , -- I n his letter on " T h e effects of model scorpion and lizard on a bird t a b l e " (antea, vol. xlviii, pp. 556-557), Col. R. Meinertzhagen suggested that the fear-reaction...
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Reviews

01 November 1956
Comments Reviews By DAVID LACK (Methuen, London, 1956). 239 p a g e s ; 10 half-tone plates; 24 text illustrations. 21s. N O T the least striking feature of that astonishing building, the University Museum of Science at Oxford, is the tower; for behind the ventilator sha...
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Notes

01 September 1953
Comments Notes Nesting of Curlew on river shingle-beds.--Of late years Curlews (Numenius arquata) have been nesting in increasing numbers on inland pastures and meadows in Northumberland, whereas formerly they were birds of the moorlands, nesting on heather-clad hills ...
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Notes

01 January 1952
Comments Notes Effect of a snow-storm on breeding birds.--With reference to the article on this subject (antea, vol. xliv, pp. 57-59), Mr. C. E. BruceGardyne reports that in April, 1949, he had under observation nests of a Blackbird (Turdus merula) and a Song-Thrush (T...
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Notes

01 July 1948
Comments Notes DURING the spring of 1947 I saw what certainly appeared to be bigamous behaviour by a male Rook (Corvus f. frugilegus) Unfortunately, the observations were rather disjointed, a continuous watch not being possible. On March 14th a well-advanced nest was s...
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Notes

01 December 1944
Comments Notes I HAVE previously (antea, Vol. xxxiii, p. 265) given examples from the Robin (Erithacus rubecula) and the Blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix) of a male attempting to disturb the coition of another pair. Similar behaviour is characteristic of geese and swans, as n...
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Notes

01 April 1939
Comments Notes THE following few notes were made mostly during the summer of 1938, and are the result of short expeditions and visits to the two counties. CHOUGH (Pyrrhocorax p. pyrrhocorax).---It was pleasing to be able to count twenty-one together on the grassy slopes...
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Letters

01 January 1938
Comments Letters SIRS,---Miss Hibbert-Ware (Little Owl Inquiry, antea, pp. 215-216) prefaces her remarks on Little Owls 011 Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire, with the w o r d s : " T h e following incident seems, however, t o contradict these conclusions [that t h e Little ...
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