The Ornithologist and Oologist Volume 29

The Ornithologist and Oologist Volume 29

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... the Warbler and one of the ('owbird, which afterward proved to be slightly incubated. The female bird soon returned ac companied by the bright blue male. who made considerable fuss at finding his home gone. This was the first nest of the Cerulean Warbler found in this part of the state, so it is needless to say that I was much pleased with it. This nest is found recorded by Jacobs in Champman's "Warblers of North America." Since discovering the above nest l have. at several different times seen the Warblers as late as May 30th and found nests which were blown out during storms. Undoubtedly a few pairs of these Warblers remain with us every spring but owing to their habit of staying in the tree tops they are very seldom seen. S. S. Dickey. Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. _ The Kentucky Warbler. Of all our native birds none bring back more delightful memories than do the Kentucky Warblers. Many hours spent on wooded hillsides or dark ravines present themselves and make pleasant, dreary winter evenings when the woods and fields are cold and bare. Some nests were built on weedy flats, high up on wooded hillsides. while others were found on level patches at the bottoms of deep hollows. After their arrival from the South the Kentucky Warbler spends some time flitting about the woods chirping and feeding before commencing the serious work of nest building. About the 15th of May they usually start to construct their cozy nest. Leaves. weeds, stalks, horse hair and other minor material are carried to the base of a bunch of weeds, May apple stalks, or sapling growing on a level space, generally near a patch or an open place in the woods, although a few are found in the densest and darkest recesses of the forest. The female deposits more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906357
  • 9781236906359