. Nature's carol singers. Birds. THE MISSEL THRUSH. in such an undernote that they are diffi- cult to hear on account of the singer not aUowing the hstener to approach very closely. The call note is a harsh, rattling kind of cry, which, lengthened a little, and uttered with greater vehemence, becomes the alarm. Although shy during the greater part of the year, this bird grows much bolder during the breeding season. I have known it build in a fruit tree within a few yards of the front door of a farmhouse, and have seen it attack a stuffed owl which had been placed near its nest, containing youn

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. Nature's carol singers. Birds. THE MISSEL THRUSH. in such an undernote that they are diffi- cult to hear on account of the singer not aUowing the hstener to approach very closely. The call note is a harsh, rattling kind of cry, which, lengthened a little, and uttered with greater vehemence, becomes the alarm. Although shy during the greater part of the year, this bird grows much bolder during the breeding season. I have known it build in a fruit tree within a few yards of the front door of a farmhouse, and have seen it attack a stuffed owl which had been placed near its nest, containing youn
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. Nature's carol singers. Birds. THE MISSEL THRUSH. in such an undernote that they are diffi- cult to hear on account of the singer not aUowing the hstener to approach very closely. The call note is a harsh, rattling kind of cry, which, lengthened a little, and uttered with greater vehemence, becomes the alarm. Although shy during the greater part of the year, this bird grows much bolder during the breeding season. I have known it build in a fruit tree within a few yards of the front door of a farmhouse, and have seen it attack a stuffed owl which had been placed near its nest, containing young ones, and knock it clean out of the tree.. 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.

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