01 February 2011
Comments Notes One of the most likely forms of avian play involves a bird carrying an object into the air to repeatedly drop and catch it in flight. With some variations, drop-catch behaviour has been observed in raptors, gulls, corvids and possibly hirundines (Ficken 1...
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Looking back

01 February 2000
Comments Other ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO: `Migration of the Ring Ouzel (Cinclus aquaticus) [Turdus torquatus].- The number of ring ouzels passing southward this autumn has been astonishing. Large flocks were seen continually on the downs [at Lewes, East Sussex]...
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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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