Notes

01 October 1976
Comments Notes Breeding success of Red-throated Divers on Hascosay The note by D. P. Cyrus on the breeding success of Red-throated Divers Gavia stellata on Fetlar, Shetland, in 1971 {Brit. Birds, 68: 75-76) prompts me to record the following. B. Hawkes and I ...
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01 October 1971
Comments Notes Feeding methods of Long-tailed Skuas.--R. J. Sandison's note on a Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longkaudus surface-skimming like a Black Tern Chlidonias niger (Brit. Birds, 57: 250) prompts me to record that in August 1962 I several times watched these at...
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01 January 1969
Comments Notes Manx Shearwaters following ships In September 1968, during a voyage from Piraeus to Poros in Greece, I saw that some birds were following another vessel travelling in the opposite direction. As the two ships passed, these transferred to our steamer and I ...
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01 June 1967
Comments Notes Barn Owl perching on man.--On 14th December 1966, at 3 p.m., I was digging a ditch on the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' reserve at Leighton Moss, Lancashire, when I saw a Barn Owl Tjto alba hunting along the hedgerow. It soon dropped on to a ...
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01 May 1967
Comments Notes Winter breeding of Shags.--On 19th February 1966, on an islet off Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, I found eight nests occupied by Shags Pbalacrocorax aristotelis and could see eggs in two of the lower ones. By 27th February heavy seas had washed away all exce...
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01 March 1967
Comments Notes Lesser Kestrels feeding after dark on insects attracted to artificial light.--At dusk each evening during 13th- 15th May 1964, at Titov Veles, Yugoslavia, I watched up to 43 Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni hawking for moths and other insects in the vicinit...
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01 September 1962
Comments Notes Shelduck moulting in breeding area.--On 9th July 1961, in an area of extensive fresh grazing marshes in north Kent, I noticed an adult male Shelduck (Tadorna tadornd) swimming along the edge of a large fleet. The knob on its bill had regressed, but it was...
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01 July 1962
Comments Notes Water Rail killing Little Stint and Eel.--With reference to the recent notes on Water Rails (Rallus aquaticus) killing a Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) and other small Passerines {Brit. Birds, 55: 132-133 and 165), I should like to record that on 4th Sept...
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01 June 1962
Comments Notes Red-legged Partridge paddling in the sea.--On 24th March 1962, at Hunstanton, Norfolk, I saw a Red-legged Partridge {Alectoris rufa) standing in the shallow waves of the incoming tide about 250 yards below high water mark. It was a warm, dry afternoon and...
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01 February 1962
Comments Notes British-ringed Manx Shearwater recovered in Australia,--The Bird Ringing Committee of the British Trust for Ornithology has received a letter dated 22nd November 1961, which reports that the feathers and bones of a sea-bird "black or dark on top with whit...
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