The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2

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Author: Gilbert White
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,020 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,548
Added to site: 2007.03.30
mnybks.net#: 16421
Genres: Nature, History, Science
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tching of those that build new by ten days or a fortnight. These industrious artificers are at their labours in the long days before four in the morning. When they fix their materials they plaster them on with their chins, moving their heads with a quick vibratory motion. They dip and wash as they fly sometimes in very hot weather, but not so frequently as swallows. It has been observed that martins usually build to a north-east or north-west aspect, that the heat of the sun may not crack and destroy their nests; but instances are also remembered where they bred for many years in vast abundance in a hot stifled inn-yard against a wall facing to the south.

Birds in general are wise in their choice of situation; but in this neighbourhood every summer is seen a strong proof to the contrary at a house without eaves in an exposed district, where some martins build year by year in the corners of the windows. But, as the corners of these windows (which face to the south-east and south-west) are too shallow, t

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