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. Field observations on British birds . - foundon the ground about their diurnal resting places, and afford clearevidence of their presence in the neighbourhood. One last word : despite all the suggestive names which havebeen lavished on this bird, it is absolutely harmless ; indeed, not manyare more beneficial. It is a voracious feeder, and its diet is notonly purely insectivorous, but it is mainly of insects which are activelynoxious, like the cockchafer. The game-preserver has no cause of complaint against theNightjar, which deserves protection at the hands of sportsmen,farmers and naturali

. Field observations on British birds . - foundon the ground about their diurnal resting places, and afford clearevidence of their presence in the neighbourhood. One last word : despite all the suggestive names which havebeen lavished on this bird, it is absolutely harmless ; indeed, not manyare more beneficial. It is a voracious feeder, and its diet is notonly purely insectivorous, but it is mainly of insects which are activelynoxious, like the cockchafer. The game-preserver has no cause of complaint against theNightjar, which deserves protection at the hands of sportsmen,farmers and naturali Stock Photo
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1584 x 1577 px | 26.8 x 26.7 cm | 10.6 x 10.5 inches | 150dpi

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. Field observations on British birds . - foundon the ground about their diurnal resting places, and afford clearevidence of their presence in the neighbourhood. One last word : despite all the suggestive names which havebeen lavished on this bird, it is absolutely harmless ; indeed, not manyare more beneficial. It is a voracious feeder, and its diet is notonly purely insectivorous, but it is mainly of insects which are activelynoxious, like the cockchafer. The game-preserver has no cause of complaint against theNightjar, which deserves protection at the hands of sportsmen,farmers and naturalists alike. Stone-chat 12: A bird of great beauty and excejJtioual interest ; one can only express the pious wish that theflourish in our land. buzzing Dorhawk * may long. Fig. II. The Stone-chat {Praliiicola rubicola, Linn.). The name Stone-chat is not a very happy one ; Macgillivraylong ago (1839) pointed out that of our common Chats, the Wheatearwas the true Stone-chat, while the so-called Stone-chat, and its closeallv the Whin-chat, should more properly be called Bush-chats. Onthese grounds, he describes our Stone-chat under the name Black-headed Bush-chat, and this is certainly a far more suitable one thanthat in common use to-day ; but in the matter of names, we are avery conservative people ; once a name, good or bad, has takenroot and becomes firmly established among us, it takes somethingmore than a pinch of common sense to eradicate it. Stone-chai itw-as and Stone-chat it will be to the end of time ! *Tis spent—this burning day of June !Soft darkness oer its latest gleams is stealing ;The buzzing dor-hawk, round and round, is wheeling,—That solitary birdIs all that can be heardIn silence deeper far than that of deepest noon, —Wordsworth,

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