The Guide to Nature Volume 7

The Guide to Nature Volume 7

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...fields and along weedy road-sides, goldenrod and many other plants contributing to their diet of seeds. In feeding from a branch or spray they are as apt as not to hang back downward; but it must not be To a Mplitlumk. Strange twilight bird that comes when purple shadows Are gathering from the hilltops far away. Descending silent, save the long-drawn, muffled whirring As thy swift wings denote an instant's stay. How far thou art above us, there's no telling: Dark is thy breast, the color of the sky. Whence did'st thou learn those grateful curves majestic. That mark thy path across the roseate sky? But see! The morning sun streams forth in splendor; Thou, too, hath rested through the stilly night. Back to thy waiting field-nest rude, till evening Bids thee wander on thy food-quest flight.--Edith P. Hathaway. GOLDFINCH IN WINTER PLUMAGE. In "Bird-Lore" for October. William P. Wharton describes a visit to the estate of Baron von Berlepsch at Seebach, Germany, where the surprisingly successful methods in increasing the bird population have made von Berlcpsch's name widely known. Louis Agassiz Fuertes continues his Illustrated serial on the 'Voices of Tropical Birds: ' Wells W. Cooke and Frank M. Chapman write on North American Sparrows; and there are numbers of notes from bird-students, and news of the activities of the Audubon Society. ORNITHOLOGY j The Alaskan Blue Grouse. BY C. L. ANDREWS, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. A beautiful bird, that the early settlers on the Pacific Coast know as the blue grouse, is found along the coast of Alaska. Under different names, as climatic and other conditions vary, the bird is known from northern California to Alaska. Those who have known it in the woods from the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680127X
  • 9781236801272