Notes

01 April 1988
Comments Notes Pied-billed Grebe catching fish attracted by man. I was very interested in Dan Crawley's recent note (Brit. Birds 80: 72-73) describing how a Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus caught fish attracted by bread thrown to waterbirds. I had rather a sim...
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Notes

01 October 1985
Comments Notes Feeding behaviour and voice of Cory's Shearwater at sea. On 18th August 1982, on board the Cypriot ferry Sol Phryne nearing Piraeus, Greece, I spent several hours trying to photograph a group of up to 70 Cory's Shearwaters Calonectris diomedea followin...
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01 November 1983
Comments Notes Division of parental care by Mute Swans In May 1978, at Marazion marsh, Cornwall, a pair of Mute Swans Cygnus olor reared three cygnets. In the first four weeks the family remained intact, keeping near the nest site in pools. During this period...
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Letters

01 December 1976
Comments Letters Migration in the doldrums D. I. M. Wallace expressed an atavistic 'Viewpoint' (Brit. Birds, 68: 202-203) that it was time for 'a resumption of migration studies related to conservation', and suggested setting up a working party to promote it. T...
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Notes

01 December 1976
Comments Notes Diving rates of Great Northern Diver An adult Great Northern Diver Gavia immer was present at Chew Valley Lake, Avon, in November 1974, when the following observations, mainly concerning the bird's diving behaviour, were made. Preliminary obser...
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Notes

01 August 1970
Comments Notes Kestrel attempting to prey on Weasels On 27th October 1969, whilst driving along a narrow road near Peakirk, Northamptonshire, that was bordered on both sides by low hedges, I saw a female Kestrel Falco tinnunculus drop down on to the grass verge. It imme...
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01 July 1968
Comments Notes Little Grebes choking to death on fish.--On ioth March 1968, at Brompton-on-Swale, near Catterick, Yorkshire, J. V. Anderson discovered a freshly dead bird on the river bank, with a fish jammed in its bill. I visited the spot with him the next day and fou...
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Notes

01 March 1966
Comments Notes Feeding and resting behaviour of a Snowy Owl in Scilly.--During the five months ftom mid-October 1964 t o mid-March 1965 a female Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca visited Tresco, Isles of Scilly, for long periods at a time. She was also seen on various other Is...
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01 September 1959
Comments Notes Petrels (Oceanodroma leucorrhoa) have been known to breed on the Flannan Isles, some 20 miles west of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, since 1904 ( W . Eagle Clarke, Annals Scot. Nat. Hist., 1905, pp. 8-19 and 80-86). However, apart from the discovery of colo...
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