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Notes

01 September 1953
Comments Notes Nesting of Curlew on river shingle-beds.--Of late years Curlews (Numenius arquata) have been nesting in increasing numbers on inland pastures and meadows in Northumberland, whereas formerly they were birds of the moorlands, nesting on heather-clad hills ...
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Letters

01 September 1953
Comments Letters SIRS,--In the Vosges mountains in France during the first World War earthenware pots especially designed for sparrows to nest in were to be seen on the walls of a great many farms and I have no doubt the practice still persists. These served a double purp...
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Reviews

01 September 1953
Comments Reviews Rare and Extinct Birds of Britain. By Ralph Whitlock. (Phcenix House, London, 1953). 21s. I t is open to question whether a satisfactory book can be written on the subject of our rare and extinct birds. To contribute anything original to knowledge in this...
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