Image from page 255 of “Gleanings from nature” (1898)

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Identifier: gleaningsfromnat14513jaco
Title: Gleanings from nature
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Jacobs, Joseph Warren, 1868-
Subjects: Birds Ornithology
Publisher: Waynesburg, Pa. : Independent Book & Job Office
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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fifteen or twenty Martins around thehouse and they kept quite lively. There were three other pairs .which seemed to bebuilding but do not believe they finished. The weather was very bad about the timethe birds were due and we had about given up hope of having the house occupied thisseason, judging from what I have read in some of your articles we will be sure of somebirds each year now. Our property is located on a corner and there are street cars passing within a few-feet of the bird-house every few minutes. After the birds got settled they became verytame and do not pay any attention to any of us now. A pair of Wrens built in one ofthe two rooms in the rear of the house and raised a family. The Martins and Wrensdid not seem to have any trouble, although when the Wrens were absent the Martins 84 would peep into their nests. The sparrows made some trouble but the Martins alwayssucceeded in driving them away. I am enclosing a photograph of the house. Yours very truly, Jos. M. McMillin.

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FIGURE 18Style 10, Martin House (20 rooms) of Miss Emilie L. Hansen, Buen Retiro, Nashotah, Wis. In providing nesting-houses for the Martins, it is better to be latethan to never make the attempt. Here is Miss Emilie L. Hansen of Milwaukee, Wis., who ordered aStyle in. jo room house in June for their country place, Buen Retiro/Nashotah, Wisconsin. The house was erected June 23rd, and 111 a 85 few days Martins visited it, and continued to temporarily live at thehouse up to the date of her report, July 14th. Since it requires eight weeks—or longer,—for a pair of Martinsto build their nest, incubate eggs and care for the nestlings, we canscarcely expect any of them to start household duties after July 1st,and, in fact, few of them will venture to build their nests after June20th, and I might also add, that many discouraged pairs give upnesting even before this date. In the present instance, as well as others, where the Martins havearrived late, but did not attempt to nest, it is safe

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