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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, The life of birds (search)
of yonder mysterious, almost voiceless, Humming-Bird, smallest of feathery things, and loneliest; whg Cinderella among her ashes. And from Humming-Bird to Eagle, the daily existence of every bird is ists in the following order: first, the Mocking-Bird, as unrivalled; then, the Wood-Thrush, the Cat-Bird, and Red-Thrush; the Rose-breasted, Pine, and Blue Grosbeak; the Orchard and Golden Oriole; thed variety of execution suggested by the Mocking-Bird, then the palm belongs, among our New England s oologist, Dr. Brewer, that the eggs of the Cat-Bird affiliate him with the Robin and the Wood-Thrusle Chipping-Sparrow, called hereabouts the Hair-Bird. To lie half awake on a warm morning in June, ten weeks on Monadnock, he found that the Snow-Bird built its nest on the top of the mountain, and Massachusetts peaks. It is known that the Snow-Bird, or Snow-Flake, as it is called in England, wasnd it used to be the rural belief that the Snow-Bird and the Chipping-Sparrow were the same. Afte[5 more...]