13 MAY 1916, Page 12


[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " srxerrroa.1

Srn,—There have been a pair of Chinese geese on the lake here for several years. Last Friday they did not come to be fed with the ducks as usual Finding them by themselves later in the day, I took them some food. On Saturday they did not appear at all. On Sunday I found that the goose was dead and was lying by the side of the water in a distant part of the lake. The gander was sitting by her side guarding her corpse. He tried to drive me away, and would not let me approach even when I took him some food. Perhaps this devotion of a bird to his dead spouse may interest some of your bird-loving