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Recent reports and News

01 December 1959
Comments News and comment By I. J. FERGUSON-LEES and KENNETH WILLIAMSON T h e i t e m s here are largely unchecked reports, and m u s t not be regarded a s authenticated records. T h e y are selected, on the present w r i t e r s ' j u d g m e n t alone, f r o m s o u r c e s gene...
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Notes

01 December 1959
Comments Notes Birds drinking the sap of a birch tree.--On 13th April 1958 I was watching a Marsh Tit (Parus falusiris) feeding at the edge of a deciduous wood at Minsmere in Suffolk when I noticed it return several times to the same place on a tree. At first I thought ...
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Pollen contamination of birds

01 December 1959
Comments Main paper of 1957 and 1959 an unidentified substance was found adhering to the bills of four migrant species trapped at Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset. This has now proved to be an accumulation of Citrus pollen, and the following birds have been recorded carryin...
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Song Sparrow at Fair Isle

01 December 1959
Comments Main paper By PETER DAVIS and ROY H. DENNIS ON THE EVENING of 27th April 1959, R.H.D. found an unfamiliar small bird--"like a cross between a Hedge Sparrow and a bunting"-- skulking in a tangle of rusty barbed-wire near the derelict radarstation on Ward Hill, Fair I...
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