Annals of Scottish Natural History Volume 1-4

Annals of Scottish Natural History Volume 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...numbers of other Whimbrels in the same place, but after these had left, one always remained, and I concluded it was the same bird. I have not seen it since the 1 7th of September last, when I met it about a mile farther south, near the shore; but as I have not lately visited the place it may still be there. Barra seems to be a favourite place with stragglers, as about the middle of July last I observed a long-tailed duck (Harelda glacialis)--a male in full breeding plumage--diving on the west side of the island, at a spot frequented by large flocks in the winter. On going back to the place in a few days it was gone.--John Macrury, Barra. Occurrences of the Iceland Gull (Larus leucopterus, Faber) on the West and North Coasts of Scotland.--Inveraray.--I got a glimpse, a week or ten day ago, of what appeared to be, at a distance, a very pale Herring Gull. Since then, my keeper found it out, and this morning (23d February 1892) he shot it feeding near a dead sheep on the shore. It is nearly adult--a slight brown spotting appears on the back and scapulars.--Argyll. Poltalloch.--An immature specimen of the Iceland Gull was shot here yesterday, 4th February 1892. The bird had frequented a grass field below the house for more than a week. Attention was drawn to it by its apparently perfectly white colour, and by its keeping entirely aloof from the Black-headed Gulls, which frequent the house in great numbers, as I am in the habit of feeding them.--J. W. Malcolm, Poltalloch. Lewis.--Early this year tons of Razor-fish (Solen siliqua) were cast ashore at Broad Bay, about two miles north of Stornoway, after an unusually severe gale from the north. Great quantities of this shell-fish were carted away for food and bait; and thousands of Gulls of...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953711
  • 9781236953711