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POPULAR MISCELLANY

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NATURAL HISTORY.

CONDUCTED BY

EDWARD NEWMAN, F.L.S., MEMB. IMP. L.-C. ACAD.

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A generous nature that lay stupefied and oppressed under the combination of adverse circumstances, begins to awake and imbibe a charm from prospects of beauty and glory. This awaking genius gazes with rapture at the beauteous and elevating scenes of Nature. The beauties of Nature are familiar to it and charm it like a mother's bosom; and the objects, which have the plain marks of immense power and grandeur, raise in it a still, an inquisitive, a trembling delight. But this genius often throws, over the objects of its meditations, colours even finer than those of Nature herself, and opens a Paradise that exists only in its own creations."

USHER.

CONTENTS.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS.

ALSTON, EDWARD R.

scraps from Wexford, 95; Nesting Notes on the quadrupeds of Lanark- of the lesser redpole and blackbird

sbire, 8, 58, 159, 240, 510; Ornith- at Dalkey, 188; The migratory and ological notes from Lanarkshire, 20, wandering birds of the County 512; Zoological notes from Arran, Dublin, with the times of their 432; Occasional and accidental arrivals and departures, 220, 300; risitors,” 453; The : Dictionary of Letters on Ornithology:-Letter I.British Birds,' 495

A natural history of the shag or green ANGUS, W. CRAIKE

cormorant, with an account of all Osprey and golden eagle in Aberdeen- its plumages and transformations

sbire, 497; Wood sandpiper in from the nestling to the adult bird, Aberdeenshire, 524; Black tern 243; Letter II.-Being a detailed Dear Aberdeen, 525

account of the summer plumages of ARMITAGE, G. D.

the shag, also an account of its Little gull at Bridlington Quay, 526 babits in confinement, 328; Letter ASHFORD, CHARLES

III.-A natural bistory of the Description of Helix lamellata, 283; brownbooded or blackbeaded gull,

Pupa (Vertigo) minutissima at with an account of all its plumages
Ventnor, 458

and transformations from the nestBARRETT, CHARLES G.

ling to the adult bird, also some Otter at Witley Park, 242

questions about the masked gull, BARRINGTON, R. M.

361; Letter IV.-A natural hisFood of the wood pigeon, 498

tory of the kittiwake gull, with an BARTON, GERARD

account of all its plumages and Starling bawking for fies, 310

transformations from the nestling BATTERSBY, F. I.

to the adult bird, 518; Albinos, Remarkable ball found in Ireland, Black redstart in the North 385

of Ireland, 454; Whitebellied BEAUFORT, MORRIS

swift in the Western Islauds of Ravages of white ants, 527

Mayo, 456; Buffbreasted sandBECK, RICHARD

piper in Belfast, 457; Gray phala. A short description of an Acarus and rope in Dublin Bay, 500 ; Glances its agamic reproduction, 236

into the Ichthyology of the County BIRCHALL, EDWIN

Dublin, 505; Whitebellied swift in Note on the field mouse, 8; Spider or the Western Islands_of Ireland,

mouse, 284; Ball of cow's bair, 523; Sabine's gull in Dublin Bay, 436

526 BIRCHALL, HENRY

Boulton, W. W. Notes from New Granada, 233

Ornitbological notes from the East BLACKMORE, Henry

Coast of Yorkshire during the Forktailed petrel near Salisbury, 101 summer of 1865, 27; Richard's Blake-Knox, HARRY

pipit in Ceylon, 32 ; Ornithological Ornithological notes from the County notes from Beverley, 95 Dublin, 93, 295, 479; Ornithological

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BREE, C. R., M.D., F.L.S.
Preservation of organic matter by

exclusion of atmospheric air, 435 ;
Late song of the nightingale, 454 ;
Little bittern

Colchester, 517 BROOKING-Rowe, J., F.L.S. Large snipe, 97; Forktailed petrel at

Plymouth, 102 Brown, J. A. HARVIE A list of birds observed in the two

adjoining parishes of Dunipace and Larbert, in Stirlingsbire, 67 ; Merlin killed by Aying against a window, 142; Barn owl hunting in daylight, Great gray shrike in Stirlingshire, Blackbirds singing in January, Rooks building in January, 143; Varieties of British birds' eggs, 146 ; Curious position of a blackbird's nest, 308; Rats or mice sucking eggs, 385 ; Nest of the siskiu, 522 : Ruff near Grangemoulb, 524 ; Nesting of the blackthroated diver,

525 Brown, WILLIAM A short account of a visit to the Farne

Islands during the nesting season of

1865, 483 BUCKLER, WILLIAM Description of the larva of Hipparchia

Semele, with notes on its habits,

food, &c., 317 BULLMORE, W. K., M.D. On the occurrence of Bartram's sand

piper near Falmouth, 37 CHIPCHASE, CAARLES Ornithological notes from Barnard

Castle, 347 CLIFTON, Lord Ortolan bunting in Kent, 270: Hobby

near Rochester, Stock dove breeding

in Kept, 497 CLOGG, Stephen Cornish chough at East Looe, 32 ;

Martips in December, White martin, 33; Martins at Christmas, 96; Change of plumage in great northern diver, 99; Little auk at Liskeard, 101 ; Is it spider or mouse ? 105, 349, 458; Arrival of Hirundines at Looe, Cornwall, 309; Ray's bream

near Liskeard, 349 Cooper, WILLIAM

Birds at sea, 95 CORDEAUX, JOAN Ornithological poles from Flam

borough, 21; Ornithological notes from North Lincolnshire, 73, 129,

215, 258, 293 ; Rats climbing trees, 207 ; Greenland shark on the Dogger Bank, 230; Pine marten in Lincolnshire, 242; Note on the shrew, 327; Ornithological notes

from North Wales, 436 CORNISH, THOMAS On the occurrence of the spinous

shark in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, 102, 113; Wbiting taken in mackerel drift-nels, Tadpole fish in Mount's Bay, Habits of the common crab, 272; Xantho florida in Mount's Bay, 284; Muller's topknot and streaked gurnard at Penzance, 311; Surmullet, &c., taken at Penzance, Trifurcated hake and smooth serranus at Penzance, Fresh water eels in salt water, 348; Curious scene at sea, 388; Pisa Gibbsii and sun-fish at Penzance, 390; Barnacle in a composite candle, Xantho florida and X. rivulosa at Penzance, 458; ' Ausonia Cuvieri captured off Falmouth, 501; Rare crabs at Pen

zance, 527 Dıx, THOMAS A list of birds observed in Pembroke

shire, 132 DOUBLEDAY, HENRY Spider or mouse, 387; Variety ? of the

barn owl at Epping, Late stay of the lesser whilethroat, 522 ; Late stay of marlins, 523; Shearwater at

Epping, 526 DOUGLAS, J. W.

Gopocerus venator at Box Hill, 106 DUTTON, JOHN Raren nesting in a cucumber-frame,

32; Great gray shrike at Pevensey, 96; Purple sandpiper at Eastbourne, 145; Gray pbalarope at Eastbourne, 499, 525; Snow bupt

ing at Beachy Head, 5:22 EAGLE, FRANCIS Lizards devouring their own species,

527 EDWARD, THOMAS Redwinged starling in Scotland, 310;

Bloch's gurnard in the Moray Firth, at Banff, The “bacca-box" Macduff, near Banff, 312; Allice shad on the Aberdeenshire coast,

349 Flower, W. H., F.R.S., F.L.S.

Gular pouch of the bustard, 189 Frost, W.M. Argynnis Lathonia in the Isle of

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FULFORD, J. L. LANGDON

HARTING, J. EDMUND, F.L.S., F.Z.S. Great Dorthern diver near Bridport, Curious capture of a kestrel by a cat, 145

31; On the occurrence of the spoonGATCOM BB, JOHN

bill in Middlesex, 35; The birds of The purple sandpiper, 96; Gray pba- Shakespeare, 353, 393, 465

larope and black lern in Devou and HELE, N. FENWICK Cornwall, 500

Gray phalarope, wood sandpiper and Guise, Sir WM. VERNON, Bart., F.L.S. black tern near Aldeburgb, 499 Forktailed petrel at Elmore, 229

HELLINS, Rev. JONN Gunn, T. E.

Description of the larva of Scoria Solitary snipe in Suffolk, 40; Destruc- dealbata, 230

tion of birds by telegraph wires, 94 ; HESSE, B. Peregrive falcon in Suffolk, 96; Gray phalarope in Hackney Marshes, Roughlegged buzzard in Suffolk, 499 142; The villous coating of the Hunter, Thomas cuckoo's stomach, 144; Badger at Association for reducing the number Melton, Otter feeding in gardens, of wood pigeons, 310 Olters near Norwich, Water vole at HUTCHINSON, MATTHEW Earlham, Norfolk, Curious variety Arrival of migrants, 308 of the bank vole near Norwich, 152; JEFFERY, W. jun. Common buzzard in Suffolk, 227 ; Ornithological notes from West Eggs of the longtailed tilmouse and Sussex, 87, 140, 166, 264, 333, 514; goldcrest in one nest, 269; Variety Dermestes lardarius attacking of the great spotted woodpecker, birds' skios, 528 Singular death of a kingfisher, 271; Je PHCOTT, T., jun. Golden oriole in Suffolk, 308; Nest Merlip at Erdington, 31; Great within nest, Sturgeons off the coast crested grebe near Birmingham, of Norfolk and Suffolk, 311; The 100 calamary on the coast of Norfolk, Joyce, RICHARD 312; Honey buzzard in Suffolk, Night heron at Belfast, 457 346; Smooth-tailed stickleback in KIRBY, H. T. M. Norfolk, 348; Notes on the Mam- Cuckoo sucking eggs, 310; Gray phamalia of Norfolk, 384; Food of the larope at Mayfield, 499 hobby, 451; A large specimen of Knox, E. E. the broadnosed eel, Another sturgeon

32 off the coast of Suffolk, Variety of Lang, Charles the perch, 510

Osprey in Sussex, 497 GURNEY, J. H.

Last, T. American bittern in Kent, 145

Missel thrush singing in December, HackerT, WILLIAM Ashton

143 Tbe stork at Cork, 524

LEBOUR, G. A., F.R.G.S. HADFIELD, Capt. HENRY

Swallow stones, 523 Ornithological notes from the Isle of LEGGE, W. VINCENT, R.A.

Wight, 169, 217, 337, 443; Food of Late desting of the sparrow, White the wood pigeon, 346

starling, 32; Ornithological notes Hamel, E. D.

from South-East Essex, 89; MoorChaffinch in a ben's nest, 269

hens perching in trees, Sea birds at HAMMOND, W.0.

Malahide, 145; Gulls breaking Lacerta viridis in Kent, 437

mussel-shells, 190 HARDING, GEORGE, jun.

LIVERSEDGE, WILLIAM Bee-eater near Bristol, 271

Variety of the blackbird, 389 HARDING, H. J.

LowE, JOHN Creamcoloured courser at Sandwich, Temminck's stint at King's Lyno, 457 523

LOWNE, BENJAMIN T. HARRISON, HUGH

Notes on a voyage round the world, Osprey at Rostherne Mere, Jerfalcon

114 at Crosby Ravensworth, Jerfalcons MACHIN, WILLIAM, near Biddulph, 30; Great gray Richard's pipit obtained in Leadenhall shrike near Rochdale, 31

Market, 269

Black sparrow,

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