. British birds with their nests and eggs . of the plant in question, the meaning of which is other-wise hardly obvious ? On the shore the Curlew lives on moUusca (being verypartial to young mussels), annelids, and the shell-snails it finds, as has beenmentioned, on the adjacent land at high tide. The Curlew is not a favourite bird with the wild-fowler; unceasingly watchful,and possessed of powers of scent almost equal to those of sight, the Curlewinstantly alarms the whole neighbourhood, like a Raven in a deer-forest. But Ihave always thought that its interesting presence and melodious call a

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. British birds with their nests and eggs . of the plant in question, the meaning of which is other-wise hardly obvious ? On the shore the Curlew lives on moUusca (being verypartial to young mussels), annelids, and the shell-snails it finds, as has beenmentioned, on the adjacent land at high tide. The Curlew is not a favourite bird with the wild-fowler; unceasingly watchful,and possessed of powers of scent almost equal to those of sight, the Curlewinstantly alarms the whole neighbourhood, like a Raven in a deer-forest. But Ihave always thought that its interesting presence and melodious call a

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