. Nature's carol singers. Birds. THE CUCKOO. to lay, watched the nest of some small bird until the owner left it in search of food, when she stealthily sat down and dropped one of her own eggs into the structure. Unfortunately for this theory, -it would ..not hold good in the case of domed nests built by such species as the ComnlQii' i Wren /-'and ^^'illow ^^'arbler,. YOUNG CUCKOO IN MEADOW P P T S NEST, BIRD'S OWN EGGS THROWN OUT ON TO EDGE OF STRUCTURE. CUCKOO'S EGG IN MEADOW PIPIT'S NEST,. 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.