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French Partridge sitting on nest under plant-pot

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Title: Wild nature's ways
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Kearton, Richard, 1862-1928
Subjects: Birds Insects Natural history
Publisher: London, Paris, New York Melbourne, Cassell and company, limited
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
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to be inimical to the interestsof its British representative, which it is said todrive away. As if anxious to refute this accusa-tion, a bird of cither species laid in the samenest, and commenced to share the labours ofincubation side by side with sisterly amiabilityin Essex last spring. My brother journeyed along way in order to secure pictorial records ofthis unique sight, but, unfortunately, a disastrousflood robbed him by an ace of liis opportunity ofdoing more than show the nest and eggs afterthe water had subsided. An uncle of mine living in the North of Englandonce found a nest full of eggs belonging to a redgrouse and a common partridge. The formerbird took entire possession, and batched off allthe young. The red-legged partridges eggs figured on theprevious page were photographed in the spring of1901, and although the inverted flower-pot wassituated in a kitchen garden surrounded by aflint wall, tlie parent bird speedily conducted herdowny family under a small wicket-gate and
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