Letters

01 March 1998
Comments Letters The lead story in November's 'News and comment' on 'Kittiwake versus Great Skua' (Brit. Birds 90: 530) suggested that predation by Great Skuas (Bonxies) Catharacta skua on Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla is a recent phenomenon. Not so! Bonxies killing and ...
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Letters

01 May 1996
Comments Letters In October 'News and comment' (Brit. Birds 88: 489), Shelley Hinsley's letter in the New Scientist about feeding peanuts in the summer was quoted. Readers may feel that this reference indicated the wholesale death of nestling tits Parus nationwide thro...
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Reviews

01 April 1993
Comments Reviews Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol 1. Ostrich to ducks. Edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliot & Jordi Sargatal. Lynx Editions, Barcelona, 1992. 696 pages; 446 colour plates; 568 distribution maps. ISBN 84-87334-09-1. £95.00.With various han...
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Notes

01 April 1962
Comments Notes Little Grebes attacking Moorhens.--With regard to the recent note by J. B. and S, Bottomley on Little Grebes {Podiceps ruficollis) attacking Coots (Fulica atra) and domestic ducks {Anas sp.) {Brit. Birds, 54: 427), it seems worth reporting that I saw seve...
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Notes

01 April 1959
Comments Notes Miss Jennifer Bak and I were on board' the Marine Biological Association's ship " S a r s i a " off Plymouth, Devon, near the Eddystone lighthouse, and saw a large migratory movement of b i r d s : in 4J hours' observation we counted some 1,600, mostly sm...
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Collared Doves in Norfolk

01 June 1957
Comments Main paper (Plates I and 41-42) O N 3RD JULY 1956, M . J . S . was attracted by the unfamiliar trisyllabic cooing- of two doves, one of which was seen, in the trees of a large walled garden near the sea in north Norfolk. Later, on consulting published descriptions a...
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Notes

01 February 1957
Comments Notes Snipe with abnormal bill.--On 25Ü1 July 1956, at Crook, near Kendal, Westmorland, I took a photograph (see plate 16) of a female Snipe (Capella gallinago) with an up-curved bill. The bird was incubating four eggs in a grass tussock in low-lying, swampy...
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Notes

01 December 1953
Comments Notes Cley, Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. H. P . Medhurst and R.A.R. saw a very small tawny heron, little larger than a Moorhen (Gcdlinula chloropus), and with dark primaries and secondaries, rise out of a narrow belt of reeds beside the bank and fly lightly for a few ...
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Notes

01 November 1953
Comments Notes Effective distraction display by Mallard.--As only a few observations have been recorded indicating the effectiveness of distraction display by a parent bird in deflecting the attention of a potential predator from the young [Bird Display, pp. 104-105) t...
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