• * * WHERE Burns BUILD.
Some account was given last week of a robin which used the roof of a wren's nest as the floor of its own. A few days after this was discovered in the garden, a clutch of robin's eggs was found on a neighbouring common in a last year's lark's nest. It is mere accident doubtless, but I have seldom noticed so many nests in close juxtaposition. In one bush a bullfinch has just begun to build a little platform immediately over the top of a thrush's nest. It looks almost like an intentional roof. A thrush and a hedge sparrow in the garden have nests within a foot. A sparrow's and a starling's nests touch. The frost has made a good many birds desert and probably spoiled very many eggs of plovers and other ground-nesting birds.
W. BEACH THOMAS.