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Birds aboard ship.-A female Knot, Calidrus canutus, in autumn plumage, was collected aboard the Liverpool-bound troopship, S.S. John Walker, on September 9, 1945. Location: 22° 15' N.; 50° 12' E., about 500 miles due south of the tip of Ireland. On the preceding two days, winds were 6 and 7 force. The bird was ob­viously fatigued and was collected by dropping a mattress on it. The stomach was tightly contracted and empty sa:ve for a few dark specks. At 1200, on October 1, 1945, aboard the same ship, Boston-bound, a Golden Crowned Sparrow, Zonotricha coronata, was observed. Location: 42° 34' N.; 54° 48' W., three days out of Boston. Although it was noticeably fatigued, attempts to capture it were unsuccessful. It left the deck at 1230 and when last seen was flying almost due west ahead of the ship and undulating ten to fifteen feet above the crests of the waves.-LT. THANE A. RINEY, Trans. Serv. Pier 2, Brooklyn ZO, N. Y.

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