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MOTHER MAGPIE’S KINDERGARTEN ID you ever notice how different are the nests which the birds build in springtime, in tree or bush or sandy bank or hidden in the grass? Some are wonderfully wrought, pretty little homes for birdikins. But others are clumsy, and carelessly fastened to the bough, most unsafe cradles for the feathered baby on the treetop. Sometimes after a heavy wind you find on the ground under the nest poor little broken eggs which rolled out and lost their chance of turning into birds with safe, safe wings of their own. Now such sad things as this happen because in their youth the lazy father and mother birds did not learn their lesson when Mother Magpie had her class in nest-making. The [&hellip

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While it is not practical to post an ENTIRE book, I am posting a glimpse of The Bird Book by Chester A. Reed. It is a public domain book shared as part of The Gutenberg Project. Here is the beginning and a section in the middle.  For more see the link at the bottom of this post. Page 2 Male.                Female. Young.   THE BIRD BOOK ILLUSTRATING IN NATURAL COLORS MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS; ALSO SEVERAL HUNDRED PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEIR NESTS AND EGGS BY CHESTER A. REED, B. S. Garden City            New York DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1915   Copyright, 1914, by CHARLES K. REED All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian. BARN OWL. TOPOGRAPHY OF A BIRD. [&hellip

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