5 APRIL 1873, Page 14


Sin,—The general opinion being that a revision of the Act is necessary, why should not the revisal simply be to the effect that all birds should be included in the protection, except any kind which may be considered to be so injurious to the crops of grain and fruit as to forfeit their right to the protection? Of course the namesof these little Ishmaelites would have to be distinctly given. I believe you are wrong in supposing tha6 sparrows Bind thrushes.

are at present included.—I am, Sir, 81c., W. U. S.

[Our correspondent is in the right. Sp:att.:owl:I are not !unlade& —ED. Spectator.] * Food, Use, and Beauty of British Birds. tottdon, 1063.