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Notes

01 August 2002
Comments Notes Predation of Slavonian Grebe nests by Otters Grey Herons nesting on the ground Grey Heron eating Rabbit Black-headed Gull aerial-skimming Roost site for European Nightjar Yellow Wagtail stealing food from House M...
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Rhynchokinesis in waders

01 August 2002
Comments Other One's first experience of a wader deliberately bending its upper mandible is a surprise; at first sight, birds' bills seem to be such rigid structures. The upper mandible has, in fact, some flexibility, and waders can occasionally be seen exercising th...
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Letters

01 August 2002
Comments Letters As co-author of the paper `Ruddy Shelducks in Britain and Ireland, 1986-94' (Vinicombe & Harrop 1999), I was interested to read Andrew Harrop's recent paper `The Ruddy Shelduck in Britain' (Harrop 2002). Most of his paper, written on behalf of the ...
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News and Comment

01 August 2002
Comments News and comment August, of course, marks the annual gathering of the birding clan at the British Birdwatching Fair (BBWF), at Rutland Water. This year's fair (the 14th), on August 16th­18th, is raising funds for BirdLife International's conservation efforts in the ...
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Reviews

01 August 2002
Comments Reviews A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF WESTERN AFRICA By Nik Borrow and Ron Demey. Christopher Helm, A&C Black, London, 2002. 832 pages; 147 colour plates; maps. ISBN 0-7136-3959-8. Hardback, £55.00.  ...
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Monthly marathon

01 August 2002
Comments Other I have to admit that my first reaction upon seeing photo number 187 (Brit. Birds 95: plates 77 & 111; repeated here as plate 254) was `what an awful photograph!' and to feel a little pity for whoever would have the task of writing a solution. Littl...
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