. Bird life in wild Wales. Birds. WITH THE BIRDS IN WALES 155 to be observed in nest-hunting. But to proceed. These six eggs were curious varieties, more resem- bUng a Reed Bunting's egg than anything else. Going on to L. wood, I found that the Grey Wag- tails had hatched out three young, which were about four days old, there also being an unhatched egg in the nest. The Dipper had laid a second clutch of. SWALLOW S NEST. eggs in the same nest, five in number, and had just begun to " set" ; for she darted out when I put my hand into the nest. The old lining of leaves had been removed

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. Bird life in wild Wales. Birds. WITH THE BIRDS IN WALES 155 to be observed in nest-hunting. But to proceed. These six eggs were curious varieties, more resem- bUng a Reed Bunting's egg than anything else. Going on to L. wood, I found that the Grey Wag- tails had hatched out three young, which were about four days old, there also being an unhatched egg in the nest. The Dipper had laid a second clutch of. SWALLOW S NEST. eggs in the same nest, five in number, and had just begun to " set" ; for she darted out when I put my hand into the nest. The old lining of leaves had been removed and a fresh lot substituted. Then I made for the wood this side of the Heron wood, where one of the Buzzard's nests is. Some one had clearly been up the tree since I was here last, for there were marks of climbing irons on the trunk,. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Walpole-Bond, J. A. London, T. Fisher Unwin