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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 83
quietude of the vales and forests
and th]ie 1tler's Le, :u orcn sun-
dowl to early m- orn. The call of
the cllck-will's widw is near
related to the songl of the whip-
poorwill, bAlit by careful listening
thle difference lr tile voice is easi-
During our stav at Satn (;eron-
ill afnd re111( silig in a halmlloclk
undrI' ', v U oinrin ; al onl tree at
the farm, suddenly toward sun-
Wlon . tlIe call (of a chuck-will's
widow bird was heard quite close
by in a cedar and hackberry
thicket, and one of our outing
party proclaimed his delight and
listened attentively to the short
but very melodious tunes of the
bird, but he imagined that it was
the call of a whippoorwill. After
a little while and as the sun dis-
appeared beyond the western hills
and forest, two other bird voices
were Iheard, one calling and the
other as if answering the same
FUEST SCENERY AND KIs I.ILET INSIDE ENO()nRrOS RnOCK STRATA, NEAR Cs ALLAGHER'S RANCH, AT
THE LOGAx-HEIDlE RSON FAR.M. Fine Deer and Wild Turkey Country in the Olden Days,
and the Ilaunts of the Whip-poor-will and Chuckwills Widow Bird
tion from night marauding wild
aniiials, including hawks and
snakes, etc., and more watering
and feeding places than in the
dry, but exceedingly attractive
mountain regions. However,
these as well as all other western
mountain regions with the dense
forests and sparkling springs are
the main haunts of the whippoor-
will and the chuck-will's widow
bird, and they often enliven the
call, and I called my friend's at-
tention to the difference of these
The two calls beingir. louder and
more melodious and it was the
song of the whippoorwill. This
first mentioned bird is much
smaller than the whippoorwill,
but belongs to the same class, the
so-called "aoat-sucker bird," and
its plumage resembles somewhat
that of the bullbat. In exploring
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