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80 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
ton disturbance and killing of
non-game birds. There is abso-
lately no sense in it to shoot ani-
nmals and hound or kill any of our
feathery tribe "for :.he i ire fun
I will now describe the regions
where two 1)ullat nests we',,
found, after attending' suaoe pi'-
fessional service at the extle rlee
southeastern limits of our city
One early nmornintgi'. I took a l,>on-
stroll over a numnier of bill r,-
gions close by the holt,,. ulong
sturroluindeb(l i short Ibrush a on l
flower weeds, nd1(1 the ground of
the open space was covered w\itli
inuubters of rock fragments antl
rounded rock. ii>ledded into the
ground d, an(d nearly all the rock
were of a blUish gray color with
various dark 1Ialrkilgs, and
along these rocks iV , search was
rewarded lv Iiuding. two glitter-
ing and gratihI Sotted eggs of
beautiful able color and wliclh
were oval shape a nd larger than
olr plgeoll eggs.
N'ot hlaving;; a ('allrn wth ine.'
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thme ridge of a hill. in search of
a breeding bullbat: but only after
walki n a great distance alonu thI
ridge of a hill covered with small
brush and some open spaces of
the white limestone ground did I
come across a breeding bulllat.
which fluttered in a zig-zag flight
over the ground into a nearbyl
underbrush. By mere chance I
had noticed the exoct place the
bird had flown off the ground.
It was a semii-circular open space,
I made a close survev and ilar l
the open space here the blullbat
eggs> were found (in order to findt
it agail) and a few lnlvs later,
it colpallnv with a friend. we
happened to find the same place
mainl as well as another breeding
ulllhat with the same type of
egg . located also ill ni open
gra veled space. I p)relipred a
near focused view of the latter-
n(ormal size a a1 , nice view of
the first two eggs found -slowing
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