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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Reviews

01 October 1953
Comments Reviews Birds of the Gauntlet. By H. von Michaelis. (Hutchinson, London, 1952). 84s. The author is a deservedly successful artist and writer, portraying in this book birds which he has known at close quarters. All, except a European Kestrel, are South African spe...
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Letters

01 March 1952
Comments Letters SIRS,--We are hoping to collate information about visible migration over, and on the shores of, the Mediterranean. Very little has been published on the subject and no doubt a good many unpublished records, especially those made on voyages, are in existen...
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Reviews

01 March 1952
Comments Reviews British Bird Boohs : An Index to British Ornithologv, A.D. 1481 to J.I). 1948. By Raymond Irwin (London, Grafton & Co., 1951. 63/-). The title of this book gives a very inadequate idea of its contents since it indexes and classifies, not only books, b u t...
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Letters

01 March 1948
Comments Letters SIRS,--In Vol. xl, p. 245, you say t h a t the taking of food from the water b y Carrion Crows (Corvus c. corone) has apparently not been "previously recorded in our ornithological literature." I have recently had occasion t o search t h e literature for ...
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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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