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.4:..1...--NATURE NOTES.

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.4:1 NATURE NOTES. THE BIRDS OF A TOWN GARDEN.—ill The Hedgs Sparrow is the little brown bird whose mossy nest and blue eggs all birds-nestiug boys know so well. It is unfortunate in its name, for it is not a sparrow at all, and has none of the pert, noisy ways of its namesake. When food is put out for the birds in winter, the hedge sparrow is one of the first to claim its share, hopping and creeping up to the place before even a robin has tasted the fare. lite Tits or Titmice, of which we have four kinds, are perhaps the most interesting and amusing of all our garden birds. Though amongst the smallest of our feathered friends, they are the most active, being for ever on the move in the trees or hedge- row, often hanging head downwards as they search the bark for insects, for the tit, is a perfect acrobat and does not care in the least whether his head or his heels are uppermost. So we stretch a lise between two posts and hang from it a cocoa-nut with the end sawn off,.a lump of suet and some bones from the Christmas turkey. To reach these dainties the tits will throw themselves into all kinds of curious attitudes and never cease their efforts till the cocoa- nut is an empty shell, and the banes clean picked. First in point of numbers is the little Blue Tit. There are often three or four of them tugging away at the suet at once, each ready to hold his own against all comers. Sometimes, but not often, a Coal Tit, known by hisjblack cap and white cheeks, joins the party, or a Great; Tit appears on the scene, puts his smaller relatives to flight, and makes short work of the suet by carrying off a lump of it nearly a large as himself. It is the Great Tit which early in the year has a note which sounds as if he was sharpening a saw with a file, or as if a black- smith were hammering upon a minature anvil. the Long-tailed Tit is the smallest, of all, a tiny bunole of feathers with a tail so long that it seems out of all proportion to its size. About once a year a whole troop of them will visit the garden. They come down the hedge one after another as if playing follow the leader," but only stay for a few moments, and never come for food with the other tits. Almost any day we may see the 1Fren, another small bird, but a great favourite, especially with children, who call him the Jenny Wren. He creeps about the hedge with his tail cocked over his back. stopping now and then to sing with a voice which seems much too loud for so small a performer. (To be continued). U.C.W. T. H. SALTER,

LLANDYSSUL.

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| COALOWNERS AND THE FEDERATION.

SEAMAN'S CURIOUS COMPLAINT.I

EPITOME OF -N I11% w S. I

AFTER SIXTY-FOUR YEARS.