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Title: With nature and a camera; being the adventures and observations of a field naturalist and an animal photographer
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Kearton, Richard, 1862-1928
Publisher: London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, Cassell and company, limited
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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2H,-;iKE ON NEST. 204 117 77/ XArriih: and a CAMELJ. I first discovorcd it coiitaincd only one egii—the onewitli tlie largo blotches iii)Oii it in the illustration of aclutch of Tre(^ Sparrows eggs on the j)rec(Hliug page.1 visited the nest again exactly a week later, andAvas surprised to find that it had six more eggs in it,all very similar to eacli other, hut diHering Avidelfrom the iirst one laid. My observations provedthat in this case, at any rate, the (ij;g, unlike therest of tlios(^ in the clutch in the character of itsmarkings, was laid first, and that the species canupoi I occasion lav at least one more e<i< tlian it nn has been given credit for even by our greatestautlioritics on British ornithology, who place theoutside limit of a clutch of Tree Sparrows cg<2;s atsix in number. It is surprising how much is expected of a manwho takes an interest in l)irds and their eggs bypeople who know little or nothing of the sul)jectthemselves. They will ask him to identify a
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