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Observation of birds at a pond near Sunnyside

Manuscript in which the author describes his enthusiasm for bird watching and using that activity to educate oneself on aviary wildlife. The manuscript discusses a pond near Sunnyside and the birds he has observed. The author expresses concern over boys in the area disrupting the birds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The chickadee

Manuscript discussing a family of chickadees. Topics include feeding of offspring and field observations. Published in The Condor on May 1, 1906.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Two studies in blue

Manuscript in which William L. Finley points out the importance of knowing two flocks of birds of blue: bluebirds and blue jays. He lists his observations and assertions that knowing wild birds can improve any child's life.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Herons

A lecture describing a trip to California to search for herons.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Grebe hunting

Manuscript discussing the hunting of Western grebes in the name of plumage.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The witches' garden

An additional draft of "The witches' garden." The manuscript differs from "Yellow throat" with handwritten edits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Kingfishers

Manuscript describing kingfishers, including appearance, diet, and hunting habits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur trip

Manuscript describing Malheur Lake. The author describes the uncomfortable conditions of this trip as well as detailing the dismal quality of the lake's water for drinking.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The storm

Manuscript that gives a colorful depiction of a thunderstorm that affected the author and crew.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Pelican notes

Manuscript that appears to be excerpts of different works but all describe pelicans. Included are accounts of older birds' behavior and the author's delight of the pelican yawn.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Chickadee

Manuscript detailing a chickadee family of seven offspring and two energetic parents.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Vigor's wren

Manuscript describing a wren family. It is the same family from "Rearing a wren family" and contains excerpts from the manuscript.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Golden eagle

Manuscript of a lecture that focuses on a trip to California to photograph eagles.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Home life of birds

Manuscript detailing observations of birds, searching for white herons, and lecturing on bird life.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Flicker or woodpecker

Manuscript that describes the physical characteristics of the subject bird as well as its benefits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Williamson's whitefish

Manuscript in which the author relays the other names Williamson's whitefish is known by and a general opinion of the fish.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Bush-tit

A rough draft of "Bush-tit." The last page appears to belong to another manuscript.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Spiders migrate in parachutes

Brief manuscript that details the observation of some gray spiders creating parachutes with their webbing. Author comments on how this might be the way these spiders migrate.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Duck refuge at Klamath Falls has effective death trap

Manuscript describing the unintentional traps that had been made by telephone wires set up by the California-Oregon Power Company. It greatly affected the ducks in the area of Klamath Falls. The area that is discussed was set up for ducks with a type of botulism so that they could restore themselves back to health.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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