100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

March 3, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

AT the end of Fe­bru­ary or the be­gin­ning of March the rooks be­gin to build their nests. The best method of study­ing them is through a tele­scope, set up in a top win­dow. One soon dis­cov­ers the birds which have pre­vi­ous knowl­edge of home­mak­ing, as the busi­nesslike way they go about their task is to­tally dif­fer­ent from that of the ex­citable young cou­ples which fly off to­gether to col­lect sticks and return only to find their former glean­ings have been con­fis­cated. The old birds make no such mis­takes, one of them stay­ing be­hind to ward off any on­slaughts.

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