Wire Nests

Subject: Wire Nests
From: (Syd Curtis)
Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 21:58:25 +1000
"jon wren" told of receiving (May 28) of "a complete wire nest".

Alec H. Chisholm in his book "Bird Wonders of Australia"  (at page 143 in
the 1948 third edition) writes -

"The sagacity of birds in "using" humanity - in turning man and his
products to practical account - is manifest also in regard to nesting
material and nesting-places.  How often do you find scraps of paper, bits
of string, fragments of cloth, etc., woven into birds' nests.  How often do
Magpies in certain areas introduce wire into their nests, sometimes indeed
making the whole structure of metal.  ..."

Syd Curtis at Hawthorne.

H Syd Curtis

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