Short reviews

01 January 1990
Comments Reviews Birds of North Rona and Sula Sgeir. By Seabirds at Sea Team: Stuart Benn, Stuart Murray and Mark L. Tasker. (Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough, 1989. 47 pages. Paperback £5.00). A remarkably comprehensive and concise publication on two of Scotl...
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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 September 1969
Comments Notes Fish jumping into Heron's mouth On 16th August 1969, at Talybont Reservoir, Breconshire, we saw a Heron Ardea cinerea standing on the edge of a small concrete 'waterfall' about two feet high; it was leaning forward in such a manner that its open bill was ...
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Letters

01 February 1966
Comments Letters Puffinosis among Manx Shearwaters Sirs,--In his paper describing the virus disease, puffinosis, among Manx Shearwaters Procellaria puffinus on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire (Brit. Birds, 58: 426-434), Dr. M. P. Harris discusses the epizootics of 1962, 1963 and ...
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Notes

01 November 1964
Comments Notes Manx Shearwater as prey of Peregrine in central Scotland.--On 12th June 1964, near Cairngorm, Inverness-shire, I discovered the remains of an adult Manx Shearwater Procellaria puffinus in the eyrie of a pair of Peregrines Falco peregrinus. The body had be...
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Notes

01 July 1962
Comments Notes Water Rail killing Little Stint and Eel.--With reference to the recent notes on Water Rails (Rallus aquaticus) killing a Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) and other small Passerines {Brit. Birds, 55: 132-133 and 165), I should like to record that on 4th Sept...
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Notes

01 May 1962
Comments Notes Wilson's Phalarope in Cornwall.--Early on the morning of 15 th June 1961 J.E.B. came across an unfamiliar medium-sized wader with plain brown upper-parts and a dull white rump and tail, on Marazion Marsh, Cornwall. He contacted Dr. G. Allsop and between t...
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Notes

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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Notes

01 September 1958
Comments Notes Little Shearwater in Cheshire.--On ioth May 1958 a living bird was picked up by school-children in a field near Stockport, Cheshire, and eventually came into the hands of one of us (C.G.B.) from Inspector Brooks of the R . S . P . C . A . The bird was not...
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