. The birds of Iona & Mull. Birds. LETTER XXI. 153 way as the Widgeon had done. A gallant little fellow—the miniature drake—-was in his bright new livery, his red head and freckled grey back gleaming in the sunshine. However, on my nearer approach, the vivacious little couple flitted away like a dream, scarcely leaving a circling ripplet in the glassy mirror,. which this moment had borne, as well as reflected, the trig little figures of the elfin pair. A few Eazor-bills are swimming and dipping about the loch; their long, rattling croaks, borne along the smooth water, sound like a Punch an

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. The birds of Iona & Mull. Birds. LETTER XXI. 153 way as the Widgeon had done. A gallant little fellow—the miniature drake—-was in his bright new livery, his red head and freckled grey back gleaming in the sunshine. However, on my nearer approach, the vivacious little couple flitted away like a dream, scarcely leaving a circling ripplet in the glassy mirror,. which this moment had borne, as well as reflected, the trig little figures of the elfin pair. A few Eazor-bills are swimming and dipping about the loch; their long, rattling croaks, borne along the smooth water, sound like a Punch an
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. The birds of Iona & Mull. Birds. LETTER XXI. 153 way as the Widgeon had done. A gallant little fellow—the miniature drake—-was in his bright new livery, his red head and freckled grey back gleaming in the sunshine. However, on my nearer approach, the vivacious little couple flitted away like a dream, scarcely leaving a circling ripplet in the glassy mirror,. which this moment had borne, as well as reflected, the trig little figures of the elfin pair. A few Eazor-bills are swimming and dipping about the loch; their long, rattling croaks, borne along the smooth water, sound like a Punch and Judy having a conjugal difference. jEun du na sqadain (the black herring birds), the Highland fisherman calls them, in common with the Guillemot; for when he sees them pour out their vast multitudes along the western shores, speckling the. 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.. Graham, Henry Davenport, l825-1872. Edinburgh, D. Douglas

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