Notes

01 March 1946
Comments Notes O N March ijth, 1945, I was in a convoy moving slowly south through the'Irish Sea. The day was brilliantly fine, the sea quite calm. In the morning the Welsh Hills were visible, but otherwise we saw neither coast. There was no fog, however. There was a v...
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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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01 September 1941
Comments Notes A NEST of this bird (Muscicapa s. striata) was begun on May 27th, 1941 on the top of a nesting-box in an alcove of my house in Bucks, but was later abandoned, owing probably to the nesting material slipping off the smooth lid. The Flycatchers then turned...
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01 September 1939
Comments Notes PROOF of the sex of the bird choosing the nesting-site is generally so difficult to obtain that it seems worth while to record some evidence in the case of a House-Sparrow (Passer d. domesticus) in my garden in the spring of 1939. Early in March I notice...
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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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01 November 1937
Comments Notes W E have received the following notes additional to those already published on this subject (cf. antea, p. 149). KENT.--A bird which from the description appeared to be an immature female was seen by Mr. J. R. Tart at Dungeness early in June. SUSSEX.--A ...
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01 October 1937
Comments Notes THE following reports of occurrences of the Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus) have reached ixs (all the dates are in 1937), and we shall be glad to hear of any other birds having been seen. YORKSHIRE.--Mr. Ralph Chislett records (Nat., 1937, p. 223)...
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Letters

01 November 1934
Comments Letters SIRS,--In connection with Mr. Musselwhite's letter and t h e Editor's remarks under this heading (antea, p. 151), I may record t h a t a Blackbird (Tardus m. merula) hatched four young in 1934 in a nest on a branch of a cedar on m y lawn a t Cheddar, and ...
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01 October 1934
Comments Notes As records of the Snow-Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) from inland districts in the south are comparatively few, the following would appear to be of interest despite the fact t h a t one of the occurrences has remained unrecorded for over sixty years. Th...
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01 January 1934
Comments Notes THE Tree-Sparrow (Passer m, montanus) is sparingly distributed in Leicestershire, and up to November 19th, 1933, I had never met with more than six or seven together at one time, although I have heard of a flock of about forty being seen on the Melton si...
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