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Letters

01 October 2003
Comments Letters In recent years, I have found it increasingly difficult to separate Marsh Tits Parus palustris from Willow Tits P. montanus. I do not believe, as some might suggest, that this is related to advancing years or increasing deafness! Nor do I think that it...
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Max Nicholson CVO CB

01 October 2003
Comments Obituaries Edward Max Nicholson, born on 12th July 1904 in Ireland and known to all simply as Max, died on 26th April 2003. One of the most influential conservationists of the twentieth century, Max was an exceptional ornithologist too. He founded the BTO in 1933...
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News and Comment

01 October 2003
Comments News and comment BirdLife International has reported that a new colony of Europe's rarest breeding bird, Madeira Petrel Pterodroma madeira (for which the alternative names of Zino's Petrel or Freira are also used), has been found in the central mountains of Madeira. Th...
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Reviews

01 October 2003
Comments Reviews A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS By Gábor Michl. Gavia Science, Budapest, 2003. 291 pages; 48 illustrations. ISBN 963-210-172-3. Hardback, £32.99.  ...
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Monthly marathon

01 October 2003
Comments Other At one time or another, we have all been faced with unsatisfactory, and often brief, rear-end views of an apparently unfamiliar bird disappearing into cover. Most will be common birds seen badly, but occasionally the views suggest that something more e...
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