. Nature's carol singers. Birds. THE CUCKOO. PIPIT ABOUT TO ALIGHT DUNG CUCKOO'S BACK FOOD PHOTOGRAPHED OF A SECOND. one, perfectly fresh, covered over with moss and down inside a Hedge Spar- row's nest wherein the bird had laid none of her own. I have known one lie untouched outside a Meadow Pipit's nest, but whether left there by the layer or cast forth by the owner of the structure it is inrpossible to say. A short time ago a friend of mine found .- a Sedge Warbler' s nest near Gloucester \vith four eggs in it. The foUowdng day when we returned to the place the nest contained only three and a Cuckoo's egg. As I wanted a pho- tograph of a mem- ber of the species for the present work, I parted the thick sedge grass and, erect- ing my camera ^\'ithin a few feet, got everything ready and went into hiding beneath my apparatus. In. 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.. Kearton, Richard, 1862-1928; Kearton, Cherry, 1871-1940, illus. London, New York [etc. ] Cassell and Co. , Ltd.