Notes

01 February 1967
Comments Notes Fulmars sitting in trees.--Fulmars Fulmarus glaciatis in east Sutherland have been noted for their versatility ever since Frank Darling and Averil Morley recorded that they -were frequenting the roof of Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, in 1947 {Brit. Birds, 40: ...
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Notes

01 January 1967
Comments Notes Heron apparently fishing i n deep water.--The observations below were made by us independently on two separate days, but, because the behaviour was so similar on each occasion as to suggest that it might be the not infrequent habit of one individual, the ...
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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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Notes

01 July 1953
Comments Notes Birds with abnormal bills.--With reference to previous notes on this subject (antea, vol. xliv, pp. 60, 349-50; vol. xlv, p. 402), we have received several more records of bill deformities and the following are worth quoting :OYSTERCATCHER (Hcetnatopus os...
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