Notes

01 October 1971
Comments Notes Moorhen killing Jackdaw In view of A. Blackett's note (Brit. Birds, 63: 384), the following incident may be of interest. On 28th June 1964, at Corsham Lake, Wiltshire, I was watching a pair of Moorhens Gailitmla chbropus with five small chicks feeding by ...
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01 August 1963
Comments Notes I WAS at Dungeness from October 20th to 23rd, 1913, and a great deal of migration was proceeding at the time, chiefly of flocks of finches and other birds flying south in the early morning. Between 12 noon and 1 p.m. on the 20th I saw a party of thirteen...
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01 March 1961
Comments Notes Beetles in the plumage of birds.--On 25 th May 1959 I picked up a freshly dead Swift (Apus apus) on the sloping concrete bank of Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hertfordshire. On examining the bird I discovered a single beetle of the species Haltka ohracearighti...
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01 May 1960
Comments Notes Broken e g g s i n nests of Sparrowhawk.--I can add two records to Dr. D . A. Ratcliffe's list (Brit. Birds, 53: 128-129) of broken eggs of Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), one of them showing that the phenomenon goes back some time. On 7th June 1927, near...
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01 May 1958
Comments Notes Red-breasted Goose in Sussex.--While watching a flock of 112 White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) on flood water at Amberley, Sussex, on 8th February 1958, one of us (P.R.M.) had a brief view of a Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) amongst them. The ...
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01 April 1955
Comments Notes Ringed Plover breeding on cliff top,--In mid-June 1962 D . Carr, R, M. Lockley and I found a pair of Ringed Plovers {Charadrim hiaiicula) breeding on top of St. Govan's Head, Pembrokeshire, within a hundred yards of the cliff edge. The site was a fairly l...
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01 October 1944
Comments Notes ON April 24th, 1942, near Bow, mid-Devon, Sgt. H. Huggins, R.A.F., found the nest of a Carrion-Crow (Corvus c. coro-ne) containing two young birds just hatched, three eggs just chipping and three which were found to be hard set, evidently about a week fr...
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