By J.T.R. Sharrock
The eighty three species featured during this booklet, in date series of discovery, had no longer been recorded in Britain or eire sooner than 1946. the unique debts of the sightings released in problems with British Birds* among 1947 and 1982 at the moment are reprinted and supplemented with remark via Dr Sharrock on next occurrences and present prestige. furthermore, Peter supply presents identity notes drawing awareness to issues now not lined within the unique debts. there's additionally an international distribution map for every species and a line representation to go all of the bills. on the finish of the e-book a piece of plates reproduces eighty one 'first-sighting' pictures protecting 32 of the species within the ebook.
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J. Ferguson-Lees and I were again in the parsonage garden when suddenly not one, but two Red-eyed Vireos appeared within a foot of each other in the same bush. The fact that there were two cleared up some variations in the plumage details which we had noted on the 4th and also probably accounted for the vociferous calling which we had all thought unusual for such a bird on its own. The second one differed from the first in the following respects: Generally duller with greyer crown (never showing blue) and less intense black borders to the supercilium.
Wallace. They were all out searching for the bird early next morning, but were unable Originally published in British Birds 48: 26-29. Heading drawing by P. J. Grant S1 52 September-October 1954 to find it because one of the hostel staff had caught it in the Observatory 'Heligoland' and put it in the laboratory pending my return from the traps! All were able to examine the bird, and after it had been photographed (Photos 7 & 8) by Guy Mountfort it was set free. It was seen on several occasions later that day and on the 24th, and the excellent sketch reproduced here was made by D.
Though not confiding, the American Robin seldom flew as far as the other thrushes when people passed along the track. On one occasion F. W. Gade saw it join a party of Fieldfares (T. pilaris) flying away over the airfield, but soon it dropped out and returned to the Quarterwall. Another note was heard several times, a low 'tseep' or 'sssp,' given in flight or from a vantage point on one of the stone dykes. DETAILED DESCRIPTION The following description was taken from the bird in the hand: Upper-parts: Head very dark brown, feathers with olive-brown tips; a short patch above, and another below and behind the eye, white.