2 JULY 1910, Page 26


[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR"] Sin,—Will you allow me to suggest to the bird-lovers among your readers that during the summer reason they should make a point of periodically visiting their fruit-nets, and so ensure against such of our little songsters as may have been caught there dying a slow death by hunger and thirst ? It is no uncommon thing to find the dead body of a thrush or blackbird entangled among the meshes of a strawberry-net, and one does not like to think of the lingering death by which the little thief has atoned for its

very natural greediness.—I am, Sir, &c., Z.