The Oologist, Vol. 3

The Oologist, Vol. 3 : Issued in Behalf of the Science Which It Advocates; March, 1877 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Oölogist, Vol. 3: Issued in Behalf of the Science Which It Advocates; March, 1877 This bird is quite common In the pine and cedar groves of New York, Where, it nests not uncommonly. The only nest found in this portion of the state of which I am cognizant, was found about four miles from Utica, in J un'e, 1874. It' was situ ated in a large, thick, elevated wood, most ly of young trees, and was placed in the crotch of a small moss-covered elm, not more than ten or twelve feet from the ground. Its build was loose and not at all as handsome and elegant as some other Warblers' nests I have found. It was made of fine twigs of the hemlock, fibrous roots, and a few dried weed -stems, interwoven with bits of birch bark and slender grasses. The lining was of hair and very fine twigs. The depth was not more than 5; Of an inch, di ameter about 21} inches. There was scarce ly any attachment to the limbs on which it was placed, and I wondered it could with stand the weather. Before climbing to the nest, I endeavored to obtain a glimpse Of the bird, but she was shy and flew off through the trees, returning however with feigned helplessness, when I shot her. The eggs, which were three ih number, (the nest also contained an egg of the cow Bird) before being blown exhibited a faint pink ish color. Two of them were rather thick ly spotted and dotted with umber and lilac, confluent about the large end. The third was very finely spotted with lilac over the entire shell. In shape they were regularly oval, and measured by 50 inch. In cubation had not begun, and had the nest not been disturbed probably another egg would have been added to the set. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • English
  • 120 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024326786X
  • 9780243267866