Monthly Marathon

01 May 1997
Comments Other The members of the tideline gang (plate 7), photographed by Richard T. Mills in Co. Cork in September 1975, were correcdy identified as Common Redshanks Tringa totanus, Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus, Black-headed Gulls Larus ridibundus and a Bla...
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Cannibalism in Herring Gulls

01 December 1971
Comments Main paper The Herring Gull Larus argentatus is a notorious killer during the breeding season. Young chicks are repeatedly struck on the head or often gripped by the neck and worried until dead (plate 85a). Usually, these chicks have trespassed into neighbouring ter...
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