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Photo by Ernest Haroll Barnes I DIUTUD TEIDING ON SUET "Perhaps the simplest scheme of feeding, the least trouble, and the most attractive to numbers of birds, is the tring of a piece of suet to a convenient limb, or perhaps to the balustrade of one's piazza, preferably in a protected spot and one that can at the same time be easily watched from some window" (see page 333
trays from the leather and at the same manufactured by one enterprising gentletime admit light and allor of casi ob man; and the same man builds also a servation. These, when place among
sheltered food-house that turns with the the shrubbery about one's house: prove
wind like a leather vane, so as to present most attractie
aluars a lee side for the better protecBaron von Berlepsch has invented also lion of the birds (see page 320). a food bell that supplies grain, etc., iluto Baron von Berlepsch originated also matically from a receptacle above, and
What he calls a food tree, a freshly cut which may be suspended from a tree or evergreen, preferably spruce or fir, on piazza rool, or any other convenient place perhaps a discarded Christmas tree, set (see page 331).
up in some convenient place, over which Il indol! DONCS
never-ccasing las been poured hot, and then allowed to source of enjoyment. Jr. Ernest llarold cool, a mixture of food that is attractive Barnes built the first I cier sal at his
to both insectivorous and graminivorous heme in Meriden, XII. a particularly birds, the receipt for which is given in attractive one, which has helped him to the little book, "llow to litract and Probecome intimate with an astonishing va
tect ll'ild Birds". riet of birds (see page 330).
"Il lite bread (dried and ground), +'s Food shelves may be put up in all sorts
02. i meat (dried and ground), 3 oz. ; of protected places about houses against hemp, 6.07. i crushed hemp. 3 02.: maw. tree trunks, etc.; and a food car il sort 3 oz. : popp! low, 1!oz.; millet (White) of moving free-lunch counter, which may
* For sale by the Vational Issociation of he run conveniently il Tire from
Tudubon Societies. 1977 Broadway, New York window to neighboring tree, is actually Citli yi Price: 70 cents.
Perhaps the simplest scheme of feeding, the least trouble and the most attractive to numbers of birds, is the tying of a piece of suet to a convenient limb, or perhaps to the balustrade of one's piazza, preferably in a protected spot and one that can at the same time be easily watched from
window (see page 332).
In all these foodhouses various kinds of food should be supplied — suet, crumbs,
Photo by B. S. Bowdi-l millet, hemp, rape
ON INTIMITE TERMS seed, canary-seed, and the like. On my place
This jolly little white-breasted nuthatch has just taken a dainty the birds have such a
morsel from the lips or its friend. Thiese little birds are very clever
climbers and can run up and down tree trunks in the most agile wealth of natural food that it is only during the winter storms and when the ground Almost any shallow receptacle will do is covered with snow that they visit the when placed in some quiet spot not 100 food-houses; but on many other places far from protecting shrubbery, but out as, for instance, in Meriden, V. H., where of reach of skulking cats.
Where the Mr. Baynes and the Veriden Bird Club cats have not all been eliminated, it is are doing such good work—there have sometimes safer to place the bath on a been food-houses erected on places along pedestal. the main street, entirely apart from any A pool with foundation of concrete protecting shrubbery or natural food sup sunken in the ground, partially filled with ply, and many of these food-houses seem earth and stones and planted with catto be well patronized both winter and tails, Japanese iris, or other moisture
loving plants, or perhaps with waterWater, particularly during the sum lilies and inhabited by a few goldfish, mer months or times of drought, is, of can be made a very interesting feature course, necessary for the birds. If they of any garden, to say nothing its atcan't get it on your place, they will be tractiveness to birds. It is essenual, howforced to look elsewhere.
ever, that the slope of the sides should installment of a drinking fountain or be gradual and the water at the edges bird bath is a simple affair, and one that shallow (see pages 338 and 339). is almost sure to prove a great attraction If one has a brook or natural pond on to the birds, as well as a never-failing the place, much can be done, particularly source of entertainment to the owner. if the bottom of the pond is suitable for
Drinking fountains may be purchased the planting of food for ducks. If the ready made or manufactured at home. lay of tlie ground is such that a meadow
LUNCHEON FOR TWO
Photo by Louise Birt Baynes
In the midst of a tramp across the winter snow the naturalist halts for a rest and a little lunch, to which he invites a passing bird friend. Cordial
relations have already been established, but the repast has not yet been begun (sce picture, page 335)
A SANDWICH FOR TWO
Photo by Louise Birt Baynes Having accepted the invitation, the bird settles down to enjoy his meal. The fact that he must share a sandwich with his host does not disturb him, for, like all birds, he is quick to recognize and trust a human friend (see picture, page 334).
or woodland glade may be flooded and a safe skating pond for the children in the pond thereby installed, there is hardly neighborhood. any limit to the enjoyment that may be Imagine my surprise and delight when derived from a pond of this sort.
one spring day, after the ice had gone
out, I discovered there a whole flock of ATTRACTING THE WILD DUCK
wild wood-ducks, and later during the There is a little woodland glade, con summer was able to watch a flock of little taining an acre or so, on my place, an "flappers," the progeny of a pair of wild opening in the woods surrounded by red black ducks that had bred there. Herons maples, birches, alders, poison sumach, came there, too, and red wings frewhite azalea, high-bush blueberries, etc., quented the edge of the pond. From an which I flooded one winter merely as a uninteresting swamp the place had been
"Windon boxes are it never-ceasing source of enjoyment. Mr. Ernest Harold Baynes built the lirst lever säll, it his home in Meriden. Vi H., a particularly attractive one, which has helped him to become intimate with an astonishing variety oi birds" (see page 332).
This photo sholls hor responsive lords are to a little attention und holl' tame they may become This wild chickadee will enter the house; perch upon his favorite delicacy; and enjoy it meal in 10 !!! attriglitcally the presence of his human entertainers.