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82 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
fore seem to be the main breed-
ing season of the bullbat bird and
others of its kind, the "chuck-
will's widow" and the whippoor-
During a few days' stay at the
Geronimo farm in June I had
occasion to encounter a whippoor-
willbird at very close range. It
was along a beautiful mountain-
ous precipice, densely overgrown
with cedar, sycamore and other
mo soil with its solid rock forma-
tion, and a small rivulet graceful-
ly meandering its serpentine
course on both sides of the rock
formation downward and into the
lo vely forests, seen o i tlhw pictures
in the extreme rear parts. And
here the whippoorwill was en-
countered one early morning just
after the sun had peeped over the
eastern lI contain rfilles. and
cedIr lriakes, anid sp)r ea( its roys
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IOUN TAIN SCENERY NEAR GALLAGHER'S P.A NCII, SAN C ERONIMIO(), TIE IAUNIS OF1 TIE VtYII
POOR-WVILL AND OTHER FOREST SONGSTERS
mountain vegetation, that the
large dark brown chocolate color-
ed songster of the mountain
plains lit close by on a broad-
leafed bush, and it had all the
appearance depicted herein, of a
The extra landscapes herein
vividly depict the peculiar (eroni-
downward over the Geronimo val-
I noticed, however, that animal
life in general and especially ou
prairie songsters, are exceedingly
scarce around those lovely hills
and mountains as compared to
the feathery tribe around and
close to our San Antonio. It
seems here they have more protec-
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