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20861---Bird's Nest Among the Tall Grasses and Weeds, Panama Canal Zone.
Had the little black bird with pretty of the sun. Yet they were not so thick
brown spots remained quietly on its nest, as to keep out the gentle breezes. Nature
this picture never would have been taken. had given the mother bird a beautiful
The photographer and his friend had gone home. There were several varieties of
Into a field to get a picture of some fine plants growing around the nest. There
Icattle. As they were walking along with- were also some white spiked flowers in
in some 15 feet of the nest the mother bloom. The beauty of these the mother
bird was frightened and flew away. The bird would enjoy as she waited for the
photographer noticed the moving of the coming of her birdlings. The birds in the
weeds that had been touched by her Panama Canal Zone, never suffer from
wings. He said to his friend: "Let us cold. It is always summer time there,
look. I think we will find a nest where They are never without shelter, for the
those weeds are moving." They went to leaves are always green. They need never
the place and carefully pushing aside be joyless for the flowers always bloom.
some leaves saw the nest on the ground. They need never suffer from hunger for
The eggs were white with very tiny there are abundant seeds and fruits every
brown spots. day in the year. The birds in Panama
The leaves of the plants around the have brilliant plumage and many of them
nest shaded the mother bird from the rays are sweet singers.
Copyright 90o7, by Keystone View Company.
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