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01 February 2003
Comments Other I think most people will recognise the slim, brownish passerine with heavily streaked underparts in photograph 193 (Brit. Birds 95: plate 322, repeated here as plate 58) as some kind of pipit Anthus. That much is easy, but pipits are one group...
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Notes

01 December 1986
Comments Notes Behaviour of juvenile Baillon's Crake This note appears on pages 675-677. Gait and leg length of Spotted Sandpiper Between 4th November 1984 and January 1985, a Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia wintered on the Tavy Estuary, Devon, in company...
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Notes

01 December 1964
Comments Notes THESE notes on Ravens (Corvus c. corax) observed by me in flocks in the Lake District are intended to amplify some of the points referred to in my article on this subject (antea, pp. 290-294). The word "flock" had been used by others and seemed to be the...
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Notes

01 July 1960
Comments Notes Olivaceous Warbler i n Co. Donegal.--At about 6 p.m. on 29th September 1959 I found a strange warbler among the small walled enclosures of the lighthouse grounds at the western end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. The light was very poor and fading, so that b...
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Notes

01 October 1940
Comments Notes DURING a visit to Aranmore in May, 1886, Mr. H. M. Wallis observed Tree-Sparrows (Passer montanus), probably only one pair, frequenting the roof of a cabin and the adjoining fields (Zoologist, 1886, p. 489, and Trans. Norfolk and Norwich Nat, Hist Soc, I...
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Notes

01 August 1940
Comments Notes ON June 4th, 1940, on a common in Cheshire I found a nest of a Tree-Pipit (Anthus t. trivialis) with recently hatched young. The parent bird sat very close after going down with food, whilst I was searching for the nest; when it left the nest it fluttere...
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Notes

01 July 1933
Comments Notes WITH but the following exception I cannot personally call to mind the Rook (Corvus f. frugilegus) selecting this tree for nesting purposes. Last year several nests were built in a row of these spire-shaped trees at Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, and...
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