Notes

01 September 1942
Comments Notes ON May 30th, 1942, Assistant Light-keeper W. P. Roche sent me a Greenland Redpoll (Carduelis f. rostrata), which he had picked up a few days before on the rocks near the lighthouse on Eagle Island, off Co. Mayo. The specimen which was in a dried up condit...
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Notes

01 July 1942
Comments Notes THE following notes relate to a mimber of species, several of whose Status now appears to differ from that described in H. E. Forrest's Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales (1907) and Handbook to the Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales (1919). Unless otherwise st...
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Notes

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 May 1941
Comments Notes WHEN reading Mr. D. Lack's article on the Chaffinch (antea, p. 216), I was particularly interested in the paragraph on " female song." Just over a year ago (early in March, 1940) I heard at Brent Park, Hendon, a bird singing, which I did not recognize at...
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Notes

01 January 1941
Comments Notes ON November 2nd, 1940, in a field with small trees at the edge of a wood near Potter's Bar, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity of watching a bird, which was evidently a Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor). The bird flew to the top of a bare hawt...
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Notes

01 October 1939
Comments Notes FOR some years a pair of Grey Wagtails (Motacilla c. cinerea) have nested in and round a house in Ireland choosing as sites the window ledges of upstairs windows or the thick stems of a Virginian creeper, the nest being either built along a branch or in ...
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01 June 1939
Comments Notes THE recent note about Blackbirds (Turius m. merula) feeding on small fish (antea, Vol. XXXII, p. 397) recalls to me that six or seven years ago I watched a pair take repeatedly small tadpoles from a shallow bay of the Little Exe, above Dulverton. Both bir...
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Cliff-Breeding in the House-Martin

01 June 1939
Comments Main paper IN response to the editorial appeal (antea, Vol. XXXII, p, 118) for information on cliff-breeding in the House-Martin (Delichon u, urbica) a number of observers have sent in records. From these it is obvious that breeding under natural conditions is far m...
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