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Wild Duck Laying in Rook's Nest


WITH reference to Mr. Willmore's note in NATURE (p. 573), I have met with several instances in Lincolnshire of wild ducks nesting at a considerable height above the ground—once in an oak in a plantation in the old nest of a carrion crow—in ivy on a ruined wall, and on the top of a straw stack; once also on the roof of an old bean stack in the marches. I have known a wild duck nest on the ground amongst brambles and rough grass in the centre of a plantation a mile or more from pond or running stream.

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