Letters

01 March 1993
Comments Letters Song Thrushes and Redwings feeding on periwinkles. I was surprised to see the note on Song Thrush Turdus philomelos feeding on common periwinkles Littorina littorina in Kent (Brit. Birds 85: 618). Song Thrushes always fed on the old periwinkl...
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Letters

01 July 1978
Comments Letters Diving methods of Great Northern and Black-throated Divers On inland waters, I have noticed that Great Northern Divers Gavia immer always slither under slowly when diving, whereas Black-throated G. arctica jump upwards slightly before they dive...
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Notes

01 May 1978
Comments Notes Mutual cartwheeling by Sparrowhawks  At 08.25 G M T on 6th J u n e 1976, at Rostherne Mere, Cheshire, I observed a pair of Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus soaring over a wood, the male (identified by his much smaller size) above the female. T...
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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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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 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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Letters

01 August 1946
Comments Letters --The habit, referred to by several contributors to this and the previous volume T f this journal (antea, Vol. xxxviii, pp. 206, 300, 360, Vol. > xxxix, pp. 159,160) in which parent birds of many species probe into the nest lining beneath the young, has b...
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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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