25 APRIL 1931, Page 18


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In your issue for the 11th inst. in the article " Country Life, " Sir W. Beach Thomas states- that the "genus " hawk has disappeared entirely from London. Perhaps Sir William might be interested to know that a month or five weeks ago I saw a hawk hovering for quite a long while over Caledonian Cattle Market. I am not familiar with the several kinds but I am inclined to think it was the same sort that I have seen over Cologne Cathedral whilst a soldier in the Army of Occupation (1918-1919). Sir William also mentions these Cologne hawks.

—I am, Sir, &c. D. C, PooLE. 30 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, N.W. 5.