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TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES. 95
bent and thick branch of a mes-
quite or oak tree, and often also
the nest is luilt directly on the
elongated and flat part of a thick
limb just sufficiently supplied with
a few (try grass particles or thin
tree branches to prevent the eggs
from rolling off the nest and to
support the dove to breed upon.
Such a nest with the dove on a
is often so meager that the dove
nest is not seen, and unless the
dove flutters away no such nest
In sonice pastures and brush
thickets occasionally a dove nest,
and as I have myself seen lately,
quite a number of them seek
the old and deserted nests of
some other prairie bird, especially
SFrom Nature y, the Writeri
lower mns(quite hrailcli is depicted
elsewhere. This view was taken in
the mesquite thickets of a popular
hunting ground( near San Antonio,
where ihudlredls and thousands
of wild cloves Ibree(l annually and
supplly th t l(cal hunting fraternity
with gamie d(uriiig the legal hunting
The nest material (f these birds
the mocking bird's nest, and lay
therein their two snow-white eggs.
In one instance I encountered
what seemed to be a red bird's
nest in which two young doves
a few days old, were snugly
peering into the world; it was
close to the (;oliad road, near
Alex TUhl's pasture. As a rule
however, the wild dove builds
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