100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

Au­gust 12, 1916

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

HARK! A ver­i­ta­ble tor­rent of song bursts forth from the reed bed fring­ing the river­side. As we qui­etly saunter along and ap­proach the more se­cluded parts, it ap­pears to in­crease in vol­ume and in­ten­sity. The still warm days of the late spring and early sum­mer, when all is peace­ful and quiet, should be se­lected for hear­ing this de­light­ful crea­ture… It is the reed war­bler. On he sings, turn­ing his tiny head from side to side as his mate flits by, and urg­ing her on in her do­mes­tic du­ties by his in­ces­sant chat­ter, or song, of deep af­fec­tion for his lit­tle brown spouse.

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