Monthly marathon

01 April 1988
Comments Other What was that diving bird (plate 34)? Competitors named it as: Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Black-necked Grebe P. nigricollis Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Shag P. aristotelis Scaup Aythya marila Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus (22%) (21%) (16%...
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Robin recaptures on Fair Isle

01 June 1962
Comments Main paper O N F A I R ISLE, Shetland, it is the normal practice to weigh all migrant birds at the time they are first trapped, and at any subsequent recaptures. The information is stored in a card-index, with all the data for each individual on a single card. In th...
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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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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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Letters

01 March 1946
Comments Letters SIRS,--Witts reference to your comments on t h e note o n . a Robin feeding a fledgling Blackbird (antea, Vol. xxxviii, p, 355), there is anotheroccurrence of a Robin feeding a brood of young Song-Thrushes mentioned, and illustrated, with three photograph...
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Letter

01 March 1945
Comments Letters SIRS,--I am collecting all the information I can on clutch size and nesting success in the Robin (Erithacus rubecula), and should be very grateful for any unpublished information which readers could supply. Every nest record is of value, both from Britain...
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