American Ornithology for Home and School Volume 4
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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...feelings unmistakably. Three or more males were trying to win one apparently unresponsive female. Redwings have been noted flying overhead for several days. March 13. I spent about a quarter of an hour in the Haunt this morning and the usual rush of songs greeted me. Hosts of Robins called, sang and squealed; Chickadees, Creepers and Kinglets gave their varied notes; Flickers rolled forth their lusty "wick-wick"; Downys rattling note rang out; Crow and Jay called loudly, the Jay giving his bell-like song; Grackles and Redwings added songs, calls and creaks to the great medley. (This gives some idea of the bird-life of the little place.) March 17. I notice that the Winter Friends are becoming less and less in evidence. They have not entered the list at all for three days. Where in winter time their cheery notes greeted me in the morning, I am now welcomed by the carol of Song Sparrows, the liquid "Kong-quer-ee" of Redwings and Flickers many notes. Fox Sparrow appeared in all brightness of coat. March 19. I noticed a sort of duet by a pair of Song Sparrows. The birds were in the maple swamp. The bird at the westerly side ended his song with an unsatisfactory note and the bird on the easterly side repeated the song exactly except for the last note which was given lower and of a satisfactory tone for the completion of a strain. As I drew nearer the bird on the west dropped into the bushes, but on hearing the song of the other bird could not help mounting on his bush and answering it, leaving off, however, with an unsatisfactory note as before, whereupon the bird on the east side completed it satisfactorily. March 22. The scattered Winter Friends were the chief attraction. I was able to take down the song I have heard so...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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