The Fowler in Ireland, or Notes on the Haunts and Habits of Wildfowl and Seafowl

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...been recorded in The Zoologist for 1877, p. 57, in which volume I also find (at p. 388) a notice by Mr. Williams of another Squacco Heron, obtained at Castle Bernard, King's County, in July, 1877. Lord Carberry has a fine specimen of this bird, which was shot by his keeper near the lake at Castle Freke, co. ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...been recorded in The Zoologist for 1877, p. 57, in which volume I also find (at p. 388) a notice by Mr. Williams of another Squacco Heron, obtained at Castle Bernard, King's County, in July, 1877. Lord Carberry has a fine specimen of this bird, which was shot by his keeper near the lake at Castle Freke, co. Cork, on the 15 th July, 1879. The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is only known to have occurred once in Ireland. This specimen was procured so long ago as 1834, at Carrickmacross, as recorded by Thompson (vol. ii. p. 155), and was preserved by Mr. Glennon, of Dublin, who received it in a fresh state, for the collection of Mr. Harrington. The B1ttern (Botaurus stellaris) is not very rare in Ireland in severe winters, especially in the south and west. Five of these birds were shot in the winter of 1878-79 in one county (Cork), one of which was caught alive in the suburb of Douglas, only two miles from the city of Cork, and kept as a pet for some weeks. Bitterns seem to arrive in flights, and then spread in pairs over the country. If one is shot, another is almost certain to be near at hand. A Snipeshooter once brought me a female Bittern which he had shot in a morass. I regretted it was not a male bird and in better plumage. The man at once said that he was sure there must be another not far from where he had obtained the first, though he had not seen it, for he seldom found one without seeing or killing a second in the same locality. A few days afterwards he proved the truth of his supposition by bringing me another, a fine male bird in perfect plumage, which he had flushed in the same marsh which held its mate. From my experience--and I have shot several--Bitterns frequent only the most shaky and dangerous bits of Snipe ground, where the latter birds can...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150786082
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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