Letters

01 March 1975
Comments Letters Manx Shearwaters plunge-diving Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus commonly feed by plunge-diving, in the manner described by Bernard King {Brit. Birds, 67: 77), when fish shoals are located very close to the surface. I think that the presence ,...
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Letters

01 May 1955
Comments Letters A M E R I C A N L A N D - B I R D S IN W E S T E R N E U R O P E SIRS,---I should like to offer brief comments on the fine paper on "American land birds in western E u r o p e " in the January issue (ante a, pp. 1-14). It seems to me that it may overstate...
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Notes

01 September 1942
Comments Notes ON May 30th, 1942, Assistant Light-keeper W. P. Roche sent me a Greenland Redpoll (Carduelis f. rostrata), which he had picked up a few days before on the rocks near the lighthouse on Eagle Island, off Co. Mayo. The specimen which was in a dried up condit...
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Notes

01 May 1942
Comments Notes walking along a ditch on an East Kent marsh, on April 5th, 1942, we came upon a Water-Pipit (Anthus s. spinoletta) and were able to get a view of the bird at about 10 yards range. We noticed the pale, almost unstreaked under-parts, and the greyish upper-...
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Notes

01 May 1941
Comments Notes WHEN reading Mr. D. Lack's article on the Chaffinch (antea, p. 216), I was particularly interested in the paragraph on " female song." Just over a year ago (early in March, 1940) I heard at Brent Park, Hendon, a bird singing, which I did not recognize at...
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Notes

01 June 1939
Comments Notes THE recent note about Blackbirds (Turius m. merula) feeding on small fish (antea, Vol. XXXII, p. 397) recalls to me that six or seven years ago I watched a pair take repeatedly small tadpoles from a shallow bay of the Little Exe, above Dulverton. Both bir...
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Notes

01 March 1939
Comments Notes THE particulars given in the following table though drawn from observations in one small area may be of some value if taken in conjunction with similar observations in other districts. All the nests detailed were observed in 1938 and, except for those of...
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Letters

01 April 1938
Comments Letters SIRS,--Since a t one or two widely separated localities in t h e Midlands this bird appears t o be on t h e increase, a n d in places is actually re-establishing itself after years of absence, i t h a s been thought desirable t o hold a thorough inquiry i...
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Notes

01 April 1938
Comments Notes I FIND that Mr. H. G. Alexander's Chart of Bird-Song (antea, Vol. XXIX, p. 194) has no record of the song of the Grey Wagtail (Motacilla c. cinerea) between mid-January and mid-March. The report of a song which I heard at 5.20 p.m. on February 24th, 1938...
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Notes

01 March 1938
Comments Notes I HAVE paid particular attention to the singing of Crossbills (Loxia c. curvirostra) for some years, on and off, and I find that the song can be divided into four main varieties. In attempting to describe these songs below, I use the two sound descriptio...
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