Country-side: A Wildlife Magazine, Volumen4

British Naturalists Association, 1907
Science gossip and Country queries and notes are incorporated with this.

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Página 310 - And impotent desire, and disappointed pride ? 9 0, how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ? The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of heaven, O, how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ? 10 These charms shall work thy soul's eternal...
Página 104 - High birth, vigour of bone, desert in service, Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all To envious and calumniating time. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin...
Página 324 - A bird's nest. Mark it well, within, without ; No tool had he that wrought, no knife to cut, No nail to fix, no bodkin to insert, No glue to join : his little beak was all ; And yet how neatly finished ! What nice hand, With every implement and means of Art, And twenty years...
Página 340 - ... encouraged the notion, that the tail, if not alone, at all events in a considerable degree, conduced to the production of the sound. On a closer examination of the tail-feathers of our common species, I found the first (outer) feather, especially, very peculiarly constructed ; the shaft, uncommonly stiff, sabre-shaped ; the rays of the web strongly bound together and very long, the longest reaching nearly three-fourths of the whole length of the web, these rays lying along (or spanning from end...
Página 340 - ... bend the wire sO that the feathers receive the same direction which they do in the spreading of the tail as the bird sinks itself in flight; and then with this apparatus draw the feathers through the air, as before.
Página 293 - Orchids far more than any other two of them do from each other," adding, " an enormous amount of extinction must have swept away a multitude of intermediate forms, and left this genus, now widely distributed, as a record of a former and •more simple state of the great Orchidean order.
Página 94 - He who feels contempt For any living thing, hath faculties That he hath never used : and Thought with him Is in its infancy...
Página 213 - The sponge represents a kind of subaqueous city, where the people are arranged about the streets and roads in such a manner that each can easily appropriate his food from the water as it passes along.
Página 340 - But to convince one's self fully that it is the first feather which produces the peculiar sound, it is only necessary carefully to pluck out such a one, to fasten its shaft with fine thread to a piece of steel wire a tenth of an inch in diameter and a foot long, and then to fix this at the end of a 4-foot stick.
Página 34 - ... to the surrounding objects. If they are drawn from the nest by means of their legs, they hold on firmly to the twigs both with their bill and wings ; and if the nest be upset by means of a rod pushed up from below, they hold on to all objects with which they come in contact by means of bill, feet, and wings, making considerable use of the bill, not only to reach objects above them, but also, with the help of the clawed wings, to raise themselves to a higher level.

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