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JOTTINGS FROM NATURE.

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JOTTINGS FROM NATURE. NOVEMBER 12TH. Many birds of different species are to-day gathered in the water-logged meadows, for flooded fields, though often a menace to man. mean a 'plentiful supply of food for the birds. Seeds that were scattered by the autumn winds and drowned insects by the thousands float hither and thither on the wind-ruffled surface of the water until the birds sharD eyes detect them, and amid the rain-drenched grass we see them busily picking the tiny morsels. Some of the fields are filled with gulls, black-headed, common. and herring, and the amount of service thev are rendering the holders of grass lands by ridding their fields of devastating insect- pests is significant. Parties of starlings— methodical WOl kers-are diligently searching not onlv in the less-sodden portions of the fields but also in the herbage along the spits of spongy ground at the edges of the pools, and some nick the almost microscopic creatures and other edible bits that drift with the little currents. The plaintive notes of the meadow nioits remind one that thev, too. are entitled to claim a little of the farmer's sense of gratitude, and lamvings, getting fat on what thev flick up from the wind-sw<»T>t meadows, are just as r iiidnous in performing their work as are the starlings in theirs. In one or two fields parties of curlews arc congregated, knowing that they vield iust as toothsome a meal as do the mudflats and the sandbanks. And last, but bv no means the least, though opinions differ concerning their qualities come the rooks. We see them all day long in the fields, keeoing mainlv in parties of twos and threes, never doubting but that they are hot on the heels of worm or thnt thev get sufficient. The havoc which these sable birds commit to the springing grain com- pared in proportion with the number of wire-worms and other destructive pests thev destroy in a year is often over-estimated and certainly could not be said bv anv fair- minded person to counter-balance one another. Far more good is their labour in the pastureages than is generally assumed, but should thev be seen in a field of planted corn their valuable services are soon over- looked, and nothing will pacify many an anger-swollen farmer until he has either scared them away by shouting himself hoarse or riddled their bodies with shot.

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